Department of Social Services

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To form partnerships with Families and Communities to enhance the Family's quality of life. Our work is Family Focused & Community Driven!

The core beliefs of the Edgecombe County Department of Social Services as excerpted from its mission statement are embodied in the following:

  • We believe that the family unit is the primary and preferred resource for meeting the needs of children and adults.
  • Emphasis is placed on maintaining children and disabled adults in their own homes through the provision of needed services to improve and strengthen family functioning. Out of home placement services are available when the care and safety of children/disabled adults can not be insured in their own homes.
  • Community based preventative services offer the necessary support to families and disabled adults in their quest to remain at home as long as possible.
  • Edgecombe County citizens will be respected and supported in their interactions with our agency.
To make a report of abuse or neglect call (252) 641-7668.

Edgecombe County Department of Social Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or in the provision of services.

Food Stamp & Medicaid Customers Can Now Use ePass!

ePASS is short for Electronic Pre-Assessment Screening Service and is a quick and easy way for Food Stamp (Food & Nutrition Services) and Medicaid customers to get information about benefits and services that may help them. You can check your eligibility, and even complete an online application that is submitted electronically.  

Applications can be completed online at: 

To apply for Child Support services online visit: 


Contact Us

Betty Battle, MPA

Tarboro Office
122 E. St. James Street
P. O. Box 370
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: (252) 641-7611
Fax: (252) 641-5816

Rocky Mount Office
301 S. Fairview Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Phone: (252) 985-4101
Fax: (252) 985-1615

8am - 5pm