The Department of Social Services is responsible for enhancing the quality of life for citizens in Currituck County, N.C. The department employs a team of social workers, management personnel, support staff and income maintenance caseworkers. It provides public assistance programs and coordinates agency services that are aimed at assisting families in achieving self-sufficiency. The Department of Social Services protects children from neglect and abuse and investigates complaints. It also coordinates foster care, health support and adoption services for children in need. The department assists senior and disabled adults in their efforts to lead independent and productive lives. Additionally, it operates various family and child care services. The Department of Social Services is located in Currituck, N.C.