Our Mission

Your Department of Social Services is committed to providing services with compassion and professionalism by supporting the community with resources to promote self-sufficiency, safety, and well-being. If you feel we can help you with your situation, please feel free to reach out to us or come see us during normal business hours. If you need to make a report of child abuse or neglect please call our emergency number, if it is after hours.

Our Staff

  • Wendy Winslow, Director
  • Felicia Murphy, Business Officer
  • Elizabeth Patterson, Adult & Children’s Social Work Program Manager
  • Melissa Labra, Economic Services Supervisor 
  • Wanda Scott, Child Support Services Supervisor

Jones County Board of Social Services

  • Sherry Henderson, Chair
  • April Aycock, Vice Chair
  • Kyle Koonce
  • Denisha Coleman
  • Gena Torrence

Public Notices

NC DSS Programs – COVID-19 Resources
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has prepared a flyer of programs to help those in need of services. If you have been affected by the current pandemic or you feel you may be eligible, please feel free to call us at (252) 448-2581.

Hawkins v. Cohen (English)
Hawkins v. Cohen is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The case concerns improper terminations of Medicaid Benefits. Click on this link for more information.

Hawkins v. Cohen (Spanish)
Hawkins v. Cohen es una demanda federal presentada en 2017 en nombre de los beneficiarios de Medicaid en Carolina del Norte. El caso se refiere a terminaciones inadecuadas de beneficios de Medicaid. Haga clic aqui para obtener mas informacion.


Your Department of Social Services offers and administers a variety of programs to help individuals who are in need. The programs we offer are as followed:

Adult Services
Programs and services to help elderly people continue living in their own homes.

Children’s Services
Investigates child abuse and neglect, works to preserve or restore family stability, and administers foster care and adoptions. Assistance with child care is also available to families who meet the income guidelines.

Child Care (Daycare)
The Child Care Subsidy program uses state and federal funds to provide subsidized child care services to eligible families.

Child Support
Locates absent parents, establishes paternity and enforces child support payments.

Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP & CIP)
Helps low-income families pay utility expenses.

Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps)
Helps low-income people buy the food they need to remain healthy.

New Online ePASS
New Online ePASS (Spanish)

Work First Family Assistance
Provides temporary monthly cash assistance to needy families.

Determines if people are eligible for Medical Assistance (Medicaid or North Carolina Health Choice).

Medicare SHIIP Counseling
The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) helps Medicare beneficiaries better understand their Medicare coverage options and benefits. 

Provides transport to medical facility for low-income families.

If you feel you may qualify for any of these programs (or need assistance in programs we do not administer) please feel free to contact us.

Jones County Government Complex
418 NC Hwy 58 N, Unit D
Trenton, NC 28585
(252) 448-2581Sherrv

Jones County Social Services

418 NC Hwy 58 N, Unit D
Trenton, NC 28585

Phone: 252-448-2581
Fax: 252-448-5651

Director: Wendy Winslow

Hours of Operation


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