The Department of Social Services assists families in achieving self-sufficiency. The department is responsible for protecting children from neglect, abuse and exploitation problems. In addition, it investigates various complaints and cases. The Department of Social Services issues licenses for foster care homes. The department offers health support and adoption solutions. It helps disabled individuals and senior citizens in pursuing independent and productive lives. The Department of Social Services administers a food stamp program. The department provides a range of case management and referral solutions. It also offers medical assistance. The Department of Social Services is a part of the government of Pasquotank County in North Carolina.