Social Services Division

About Social Services

Gaston Social Services: Protecting, caring for and empowering children and adults who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves through the administrating of federal, state and county programs focused on improving the well-being of our citizens.

Gaston Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Social Services Division was formerly known as the Gaston County Department of Social Services. Our name has changed, but we're still focused on improving the well-being of our citizens through administering programs that protect, care for and empower our community.

The goal of the Gaston County Human Services Center and Division of Social Services is to foster an agency which is professionally responsive to our citizens' needs through daily caring outreach and simultaneously serve as an advocate for those in need. We strive to be community-minded and community-spirited. We abide by federal, state and county operating instructions in providing services and we assist welfare recipients in attaining self-sufficiency.

If you have a question about us, we'd love to hear from you.

COVID-19 Changes for Food and Nutrition Services
Cambios de COVID-19 para los Servicios de Alimentos y Nutrición
Extra Federal Food Benefits Due to COVID-19 Will End in March