The mission of the Yancey County Department of Social Services is to respectfully assist families and individuals by helping them maintain, and/or enhance their quality of life; to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable people in the community.

Income Maintenance Programs

Among Social Services’ income maintenance programs are the Work First program, food and nutrition program, low income energy assistance program, Medicaid program and special assistance for adults.

Service Programs

Among the service programs, Social Services administers adoptions, adult care home case management, adult services, case management, community alternatives program for disabled adults, adult rest homes, general assistance, guardianship, placement services for adults and children, protective services for adults and children, representative payee, services for the blind, medical transportation and clerical support.