Child Protective Services and Foster Care protects children and enhances their well-being by supporting and strengthening families. State and Federal law require Child Welfare to:
Greene County Department of Social Services at 252-747-5932 Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Greene County Communications at 252-747-8000 Nights & Weekends and ask for the social worker on call.
Foster Care is temporary care for children who have the ultimate goal of returning home to their birth parents or other relatives. The length of stay in foster care varies from a few days to much longer. Foster parents play a vital role in understanding the needs of the children during these difficult times, and their help, intervention and nurturing can make all the difference to a child in need.
Potential foster parents receive 30 hours of training. The training covers topics such as child abuse and neglect, working with birth parents, and helping foster children deal with the issues they face. It also helps the potential foster parents think about how parenting another child may affect their family
Greene County foster parents represent all walks of life and all races, economic backgrounds and religions. Foster parents need to be caring individuals who understand the special needs of children who have been separated from their families. You do need to have extra time and extra patience to help a child adjust to your home and to the changes he or she is experiencing. Please call (252) 747-5932 for additional information and to complete an initial screening assessment.
229 Kingold Blvd • Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone: 252-747-3446 • Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm