Social Services can be appointed as Guardian of the Person for an individual who has been deemed incompetent by the Clerk of Court for the purpose of performing duties relating to an individual’s care, custody, and control. An adult may be declared incompetent by the Clerk of Court is he/she lacks sufficient capacity to manage his or her own affairs or to make or communicate important decisions concerning his or her person, family or property. Social Services is only appointed as a last resort when there is no family member or responsible person who is able or willing to serve.
Contact: Johnston County Social Services, 919-989-5300
All inquiries go through the DSS main number:
This includes Food Stamps (FNS), Medicaid, Temporary Assistance Needy Families (TANF), Child Care, Child Protection, Adult Protection, Foster Parenting, Transportation, and more.
Report Child Abuse/Neglect
Report Adult Abuse/Neglect
Call 911 or (919) 989-5000.