To assist adults, age 18 and over, and families with children, who are having a problem meeting their basic needs on an immediate and/or crisis basis. Some programs are designed to help adults remain in their home, to prevent them from being mistreated. Others are to assist in placing adults in appropriate environments outside the home and monitoring that they receive appropriate care in those environments.
Services are provided to adults and families with children. Some programs may require the adults to be disabled or elderly. For some of the programs individuals must qualify according to income guidelines. Other factors include income, age, disability and insurance (medical, life). There may be additional eligibility requirements.
Individuals may come to 414 E. Main Street, Durham, N. C., or call 919-560-8600. Hours are 7:30 AM through 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
If you are interested in learning more about Long Term Care, click on the link to the "DSS Long Term Care Website" in the left column of our home page or here DSS Long Term Care Website.