The Carteret County Department of Social Services, governed by Town of Beaufort in North Carolina, offers a variety of individual and family adjustment programs. The department provides assistance with issues related to child abuse, neglect and exploitation. It offers adoption, foster care, and child protection and day care services. The Carteret County Department of Social Services Work First Family Assistance Employment Program provides employment counseling and short-term training solutions. The department also offers crisis intervention services for individuals and families. In addition, it provides emergency financial assistance, budget management and nutritional programs. The Carteret County Department of Social Services offers energy assistance services for low-income families.