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Department of Social Services

Adult Services

Adult services provided by Pasquotank County are for persons who are 18 years of age or older, and are disabled or incapacitated in some way. There are a wide array of services that can be accessed.

Pasquotank County DSs has limited funds available to use to provide respite services for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's or related disorder; grandparents or older relatives who are the primary caregiver for children with severe disabilities; or older individuals caring for adult children with severe disabilities to temporarily relieve them from their caregiving responsibilities.

Adult Protective Services

This service is intended to provide protection to elderly and/or disabled adults who are unable to protect themselves from being abused, neglected, or exploited by a caretaker or themselves and they have no one else who can provide protection or assistance for them. A Social Worker from the Department of Social Services will evaluate the situation and provide services as needed and accepted by the adult or ordered by a District Court Judge. If you are concerned that a disabled and/or elderly adult isn’t being cared for properly, please call the Department of Social Services and make an Adult Protective Services referral. Ask for an intake Social Worker. Please do not make an adult protective services report using e-mail.



Often, some adults become unable to make knowledgeable decisions for themselves. Guardianship is a court process in which the courts find an adult unable to make decisions and appoint another person or agency to be their “decision-maker”. The Department of Social Services can assist people with the initiation and/or completion of the Guardianship process.

In-Home Services

A contracted service that provides limited assistance to people who are 60 years old or older. In-Home services can be provided, usually two or three hours per week, to adults living at home that need help with light housekeeping, meal preparation, and light shopping.

Adult Placement Services

Assistance provided to aging, blind, or disabled adults in finding suitable licensed substitute homes when they are unable to remain in their own home or when they need to move out of institutional care. Counseling and casework services with the adult and his family are a part of this program.

Transportation Services

Purchase of services to enable Medicaid eligible clients or eligible aged or disabled individuals to attend medical, health related resources.

Payee Services for Adults

The agency can act as Representative Payee for individuals who are in jeopardy of being deprived of basic needs.

Contact Information

Melissa Stokely, Director
Administrative Officer (Personnel and Fiscal)-Sheri Raynor
Income Maintenance Program Administrator(all economic services)-Janet Sawyer
Social Work Program Administrator (including child care)-Kathy Ford

Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: 252-338-2126
E-mail: melissa.stokley@pcdss.com

The Department of Social Services is located at 709 Roanoke Ave. Click Here for a Map.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



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