How to Report Child and Adult Abuse and Neglect

To report Child Abuse & Neglect dial (336)703-(ABUSE) 2287 (24 hrs 7 days a week)

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To report Adult Abuse and Neglect dial (336)703-3503 (after 5pm call 911)

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Department of Social Services News

  1. Notice:  Meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Social Services

    Notice: Meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Social Services

    NOTICE is hereby given that the monthly meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Social Services will be held: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. The location of the meeting will be the Forsyth County Department of Social Services, 741 N. Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, 5th Floor Board Room.

  2. A New Way of Recruiting Foster Families!

    A New Way of Recruiting Foster Families!

    Forsyth County DSS and the Children's Museum joined forces to host a community event aimed at recruiting new foster families for Forsyth County. “Recruitment Under The Stars” was held on Saturday, September 27th at the Children's Museum.

  3. Attention Generous Community Members!

    Attention Generous Community Members!

    The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP), of the Forsyth County Department of Social Services, invites generous community members to share their cheer this holiday season by sponsoring a family where children are being raised by relatives.

  4. DSS In-House Employment Center to Open Soon

    DSS In-House Employment Center to Open Soon

    The Forsyth County Department of Social Services (DSS) is about to embark on an innovative approach to serving our customers by opening an in-house Employment Center on the first floor of the agency.