The Rockingham County Department of Social Services provides a wide array of Economic Services, Children's Services and Services for Adults.
Economic Services include public assistance programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) through the Work First Program, Cash Assistance and Employment Services; Medicaid for Families, Children, and Adults; Transportation Services for Medicaid recipients; NC Health Choice; Special Assistance for Adults; Food and Nutrition Services (formerly known as Food Stamps); Child Support Enforcement; Child Day Care Subsidy; Adoption Assistance; Fuel Assistance through the Crisis Intervention Program, Low Income Energy Assistance Program, and Emergency Assistance.
Children's Services programs include Child Protective Services, Foster Care Services, Placement and Adoption Services, Independent Living Services for Foster Children, Home Studies, and Prevention Services for At-Risk Children.
Services for Adults included Adult Protective Services; Guardianship Services; Adult Care Home Case Management; Prevention Services for At-Risk Adults, and Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
There are thirteen (13) mandated services currently required to be available in all counties under the Social Services Block Grant. These services are Adjustment Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Adoption Services, Adult Placement Services, Child Day Care Services, Family Planning Services, Foster Care Services for Adults, Foster Care Services for Children, Health Support Services, Individual and Family Adjustment Services, In-Home Aide Services, In-Home Aide Services for the Blind, Protective Services for Adults and Protective Services for Children.In addition to the mandated services there are other services that are considered optional and are offered based on county need and availability of resources. Because of lack of funding, Rockingham County Department of Social Services concentrates primarily on the above mandated services.