Director's Welcome

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Caring Mission

Welcome to the Wilson County Department of Social Services website. If you are visiting our site to learn more about the Department of Social Services, you may be surprised to learn that we provide services to over 25,000 customers each year, which is almost one-third of Wilson County's citizens. Our mission is to promote safety, self-determination, and self-sufficiency for families, children, and adults through the delivery of services in a professional and caring manner.

Compassionate Results

We seek to accomplish this mission through the achievement of results that matter most to our county's citizens. Those results include helping bring about children to live in safe and stable homes, families with children to become economically stable, seniors and disabled adults to live in safe and secure homes, youth that spend their last years of childhood in foster care to become successful young adults, and to maximize resources to achieve quality results with the highest degree of integrity. It is through this effort that we believe we are leading by results.

Committed to Wilson

We are committed to serving the citizens of Wilson County. Our services to customer generate over 136 million dollars in federal and state revenue that is spread many times over within our county's economy. For the past five fiscal years, our Department has maximized better than 99% of available federal and state revenue. These revenues have gone to daycare centers, our local hospital, health care professionals, grocery stores, etc. to help pay for the care and well being of children, families, disabled adults, and seniors. This is very important to our local government budget because for every federal and state dollar that is maximized, a local county tax dollar is saved.

Connect with Us

This site is a great way to learn about our services. Our news and events link will help you stay informed of the latest information from our Department. Several online applications are available for your convenience. You can reach us by email, phone at 252-206-4000, or simply visit our office at 100 NE Gold St. It is an honor to serve our citizens and I welcome your feedback on how we can make this site as useful as possible.

With kindest regards,
Glenn Osborne, Director

Wilson County Department of Social Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or in the provision of services.