- Departments I through Z
- Social Services
Welcome to Randolph County Department of Social Services. Our mission is to serve Randolph County by Empowering, Protecting, Educating, and Promoting stability in the community. We work to improve the safety and well-being of children, adults, and families by providing focused and timely access to quality services that legally and ethically address the diverse needs of the community we serve.
Volunteer Drivers Needed!Randolph Co Dept of Social Services is looking for Volunteer Drivers to assist with transportation needs for foster children and other members of the community. If you enjoy driving and interacting with people this maybe the volunteer opportunity for you! Read More...
FNS Emergency Allotments Ending February 2023FNS Emergency Allotments Ending! February 2023 will be the last month for FNS (Food Stamps) Emergency Allotments. Effective March 2023, Food Stamps benefits will return to regular allotments only. Read on...
Visit ePASS portal, a quick & easy way for individuals & families to learn about & apply for available benefits and services.
Find tips on how to stop fraud.
- How do I apply for benefits/services?
Applications for benefits and services are taken at the agency Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Call the agency at 336-683-8000 for further assistance if you are unable to come to the agency.
Visit NC DHHS - ePASS Electronic Pre-Assessment Screening Service
ePASS is short for Electronic Pre-Assessment Screening Service and is a quick and easy way for customers to get information about benefits and services that may help them. When you have finished, we will tell you the programs that you may be potentially eligible to receive and how you can apply for these programs. A final eligibility decision cannot be made until you apply at your local Department of Social Services.
- What documents do I need to bring when applying for benefits/services?
When applying for benefits, you do not have to bring any item with you. However, you will be asked to provide information while applying. To speed up the process, it would be helpful for you to bring one form of identification (a picture ID if possible) and proof of income with you. This is generally the basic information you will need.
Depending on the program(s) that you apply for, some other documents that may be requested during the interview are:
- Birth Certificates for family members
- Immunization records for children
- Medical bills incurred in the last three months and any old medical bill with an outstanding balance
- Proof of assets owned:
- Checking/savings account statements
- Life insurance policies
- Registration cards/titles for motor vehicles
- Bonds/stock certificates
- Deeds to property
- Proof of outstanding loans on any property
- Proof of household expenses - rent, utilities, etc.
- Proof of income received in the last three months
- Health/Hospital Insurance identification cards or policies for family members
- Social Security numbers for family members
- What is the best time to come in to apply?
An individual or his representative has the right to make an application for Adult Medicaid, Food & Nutrition Services (FNS), Energy Program(s), Work First Family Assistance and Emergency Assistance on the day he/she comes into the agency requesting medical or financial assistance. Applications for programs are taken on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Applications may be made in the office Monday through Friday between 8 am to 5 pm or you may want to utilize ePASS to complete Medicaid and/or FNS applications online.
- Do I need an appointment?
You do not need an appointment to make an application. Applications are accepted on a "first-come, first-served" basis. If you are already receiving benefits/services and would like to see your worker, it is best to call your worker first to make sure they will be available.
- Can I make an appointment to complete an application?
Applications are taken on a "first-come, first-served" basis. If you need special arrangements please call the agency at 336-683-8000 for further assistance.
- Are interpreter services available?
Free interpreter services are available for anyone who speaks little or no English. Come to the agency and arrangements will be made for free interpreter services.
- How do I get a work permit for a minor?
The Department of Social Services (DSS) no longer issues Work Permits.
Please visit the following links for information concerning Youth Employment.
- How do I find a child care facility?
The NC Division of Child Development provides a child care facility search site online. Here you can search for a child care facility as well as obtain contact information and view detailed reports for each facility. For more information on finding a child care facility, contact a Child Care social worker in the Family Services Unit or call the agency at 336-683-8000.
- Where can I find help obtaining child support?
Contact the local Child Support Enforcement Agency at 336-625-6626. The local Child Support Enforcement Agency is located at 355 S. Fayetteville St., Unit A in Asheboro. You can also contact the Child Support Customer Service line at 800-992-9457 or by email by visiting the NC Child Support website.
- How do I report abuse of neglect?
To report the abuse or neglect of a child, call the Child Abuse Hotline at 336-683-8200. To report the abuse or neglect of a disabled adult, call the Adult Abuse Hotline at 336-683-8300. You may also come to the agency to make a report.
All reports are confidential and you do not have to give your name.
For after hours emergencies call 911.
- How do I become a foster parent?
Information on becoming a foster parent in North Carolina is available online. Call the agency at 336.683.8000 if you are interested in becoming a foster parent.
- How do I report fraud?
To report fraud call the Fraud Hotline at 336-683-8198. You may also contact the Program Integrity Branch of Economic Independence services at 800-662-7030 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.
All reports are confidential and you do not have to give your name.
- I haven't my Medicaid card - what do I do?
You should receive your Medicaid card by the fifth working day of the month. Contact your caseworker or call the agency at 336-683-8000 if you do not receive your card. Your card may have been sent back to the agency if your address has changed. Medicaid cards are not forwarded. Always notify your caseworker if you have a change of address.
- How do I change my Carolina Access doctor?
Contact your caseworker or call the agency at 336-683-8000 if you would like to change your Carolina Access doctor.
- How do I apply for a job at Randolph County DSS?
Applications for positions at Randolph County DSS are accepted by the Randolph County Human Resources Office in the Randolph County Office Building located at 725 McDowell Road, Asheboro NC. For more information contact Human Resources at 336-318-6600 or visit their website at Human Resources.
- What is the Raleigh number for Social Services information?
- Voice/Español (North Carolina Only): 800-662-7030 (The CARE-LINE)
- TTY Dedicated - Local and Toll-Free: 919-733-4851 or 877-452-2514
- For Out of State Calls: 919-733-4261
- Fax: 919-715-8174
- Postal address:
2012 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2012
Randolph County DSS employees sat down to talk with us about why they choose a career in social work. What they shared was incredibly impactful.
Check out the first of many #candidconversations with Randolph County employees. We couldn’t be more thankful for the care and compassion these young ladies bring to the Randolph County community.
If you’ve ever considered a career in social work or would like to know more about the Randolph County Department of Social Services contact, (336) 683-8029. You can also visit our jobs page to see employment opportunities.