Did you grow up in a world of rotary phones, rabbit ears, newspapers, and 45 records? Me too. While I’m not exactly a senior citizen—not quite yet—rapid changes in technology can make your head spin. Every day, there’s something new and everyone is living their lives by the new rules of the digital age.Continue Reading
Tag: Department of Social Services
Meet three of Mecklenburg County’s newest truck drivers—David Connor, Terry Cummings and Henry Flagg. All are doing their part to serve our economy and help the supply chain run as smoothly as possible. Not long ago, each faced his own challenges before finding opportunity through the Department of Social Services’ Rise 2 Work program.Continue Reading
Mecklenburg County is a human services organization. That means our number one goal is to serve the people who live in our area, especially when they need it most. We’ll walk you through just a few of the County’s many services you need to know about.Continue Reading
“You can tell from my job history, this is the work I’m meant to do. It’s not just a job, it’s a calling.”
That’s how Ana Souare feels about her job as a management analyst with the Department of Social Services (DSS), Youth and Family Services (YFS) Division. But finding her calling didn’t happen right away. In fact, it’s the fourth position she’s been in since coming to work for the County 11 years ago.Continue Reading
How many of the following statements would you say describe you?
- You love children.
- You love to give back.
- You’re actively seeking ways to help the community.
- You’re willing to open your home to someone in need.
- You have room in your heart to care for another.
If you said yes to most or all of the above, now see how many of these statements describe you.
- You are at least 21 years old.
- You have been a resident of Mecklenburg County for at least six months.
- You rent or own your home.
- You are employed or receiving retirement or disability.
If you match the above criteria, we’d like to ask you this: Have you ever considered foster parenting? Foster parents provide temporary homes for children up to 18 years old who have been abused, neglected or declared dependents until they can return home or until a permanent home is found for them.Continue Reading
There are an endless number of possibilities when it comes to the ways you can “give back.” For some, it is volunteering with schools, helping the homeless, or working with animal shelters. For others, it is in the form of a donation to a charity or organization that is close to heart. But then there is another opportunity that the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services is involved with every day – helping local children find safe, secure, and loving homes.