About Polk County Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services (DSS) provides essential support and services to individuals and families in need within the community. They offer assistance programs such as food stamps, Medicaid, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to help with basic needs. DSS also oversees child and adult protective services, ensuring the safety and well-being of vulnerable populations. Through these efforts, the department aims to enhance the quality of life and promote self-sufficiency for those they serve.


  • Food assistance programs (SNAP)
  • Medicaid & healthcare assistance
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Child protective services
  • Adult protective services
  • Foster care & adoption services
  • Child care assistance programs
  • Energy & utility assistance programs
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm


231 Wolverine Trail
Mill Spring, NC 28756

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