Cleveland County Department of Social Services
130 South Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152

Director-Karen Pritchard
Mission Statement:
  • To provide children a safe, permanent family
  • To protect and serve vulnerable disabled adults
  • To help families become self-sufficient
  • To help eligible families obtain medical and food assistance

The Cleveland County Department of Social Services strives to improve the quality of life for all Cleveland County citizens. The DSS Staff is committed to providing quality social services and programs to our consumers in a kind, caring and professional manner.
We care deeply about the children and families in our community. We are here for you as
we all face the challenges related to the Coronavirus. This pandemic has brought rapid
changes and much stress in our daily lives. Parents, child care providers, businesses and our
economy are significantly impacted. We will continue to advocate for safe and healthy
prevention strategies and educational opportunities in our community. We must all make
intentional efforts to remain healthy and curb the spread of this virus.

COVID-19 Resources for Parents and Care Givers