Social Services

*COVID-19 Update: Social Services will operate on a regular schedule. Residents should call Social Services with questions and mail in recertifications. Residents are also encouraged to use the drop box. All visitors to the building will be screened prior to entrance. For more information, contact Social Services at 252-257-2202.**

Services & Provided Resources

Medicaid Center EntranceThe Warren County Department of Social Services manages:

  • Adoption Services
  • Adult Medicaid
  • Adult Services
  • Child Daycare Services
  • Child Protective Services
  • Child Support
  • Family and Childrens Medicaid
  • Foster Care Services
  • Work First Services
  • Food Stamp Unit

Social & Economic Needs

Collage of Images of Children in a RowThe Warren County Department of Social Services provides a wide variety of social work and economic services:

Child & Family Social Work Services

  • Adolescent Parenting Program
  • Adoption Services
  • Family Preservation and Support Services
  • Foster Care Placement
  • Protective Services (abuse and neglect)
  • Recruitment and licensing of Foster Homes

John Graham Center EntranceAdult Social Work Services

  • Adult Care Home Recruitment and Evaluation
  • Adult Foster Care Services
  • Adults Day Care
  • Counseling and Arranging for Services for Disabled Adults
  • Guardianship Services/DocumentCenter/View/3108
  • In-Home Aide Services
  • Protective Services (abuse and neglect)
  • Services for the Blind

Economic Services Programs

Warren County DSS provides services that help low income families get and maintain:

  • Energy Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Other Economic Supports for Families
  • Promote Quality Health Care Coverage
  • Support Employment
  • Work



The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families pay their heating expense. 

If you received a LIHEAP payment in 2019-2020 an automatic payment will be generated to that same account this fiscal year.

The state will mail notices in November 2020 to each family from the 2019-2020 pre-populated application information. The notice will be sent with instructions to the recipient on how to report changes to the department. The recipient can contact or return the notice with changes to their local DSS office within 10 business days. If the recipient does not contact or report any changes to DSS, the information from the 2019-2020 LIEAP application will be used to approve the household for 2020-2021 benefits. The recipient will be informed that an automated LIEAP payment was given to them. They do not need to apply.

Households not included in the target population will be able to apply following regular LIEAP application policy. Regular application policy is as follows:

Application period begins December 1st  for households with a disabled person who is receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services(DAAS) OR households containing a person age 60 and above are potentially eligible from December 1st through December 31st or until funds are exhausted. 

Applications for general public will be taken from January 1st through March 31st or until funds are exhausted.  


This program is being administered by:

Warren County Department of Social Services

307 N. Main Street

Warrenton, NC 27589

(252) 257-5000




Please bring the following information to determine eligibility:


  1. Photo Identification


  1. Mail or document showing current address (rental agreement, utility bill, etc.)
    1. Information about your household’s income. If anyone works, bring wage stubs for the month prior to the month you visit the agency. Bring letter from Social Security Administration to confirm benefits or a statement that shows direct deposit.
  2.  Recent statement for savings or checking accounts.

  3. Name, date of birth & social security card or numbers for each household member.

    5.   A bill from your primary source of heat (used the MOST, to heat your home). Households that heat with wood/kerosene, will not have a bill to submit.
    Heating source bill-If the bill is not in applicants name, applicant must provide a written statement from the person whose name the bill is in (must be 18 & older), stating that applicant is responsible for payment of the heating expense.
    Note: If you or someone you know is not physically able to come to the agency to apply, they may provide a trusted individual (representative) with a written statement authorizing them to apply for LIEAP on their behalf; must include a contact number. Please bring all information listed above in 1-6.

These services include:

  • Adoption Services
  • Child Placement Services for Children
  • Child Protective Services
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Community Based Programs
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Energy Assistance

  • Food Stamps
  • Foster Care
  • Fraud
  • Independent Living Program for Foster Children (NC Links)
  • Licensing Services
  • Multiple Response Systems (MRS)
  • Work First Family Assistance