Welcome to The North Carolina Association of County Directors of Social Services (NCACDSS)

The North Carolina Association of County Directors of Social Services
(NCACDSS) is a non-profit association representing the social service directors across  North Carolina’s counties. The association’s mission is to inform, educate, and empower its members in order to strengthen agencies, programs and the delivery of social services to families and individuals.

To accomplish this mission, NCACDSS:

  • Promotes sound and progressive social planning and effective methods
  • Educates state and federal policy-makers and the public regarding the impact of social services policies on individuals, communities, and county social services operations
  • Collaborates with policy makers, government agencies, community-based and grassroots organizations to improve and strengthen the capacity and delivery of effective services
  • Facilitates communication between and among county social service agencies, and state and federal administrative agencies, including the exchange of knowledge and best and promising practices.


News & Announcement


The vision and mission of many social service agencies are to help others in some capacity: improving quality of lives, ensuring safety, providing for unmet needs.  True to our values and spirit of caring for and helping others, NCACDSS, jointly with NC DHHS/Division of Social Services and NCACBSS, have decided to cancel the 2018 Social Services Institute scheduled for October 17-19, 2018 in Hickory.  Hurricane Florence has impacted many of our counties. Thus, efforts will be unified to assist our sister counties in their disaster planning and other assistance that may be needed. 


HB 630 (Session Law 2017-57)

Here is the link to the Social Services microsite https://www.sog.unc.edu/resources/microsites/social-services, where you can find meeting materials, notices, and related information under the heading “Social Services Working Group.