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Protective Services Reports

If you need to make a report of abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults or children during regular business hours, please stop by or call the Intake Social Worker at 910-878-1988 or 910-875-8725.

To make a report after business hours or on holidays/ weekends, please call 9-1-1 and ask for the on-call social worker or if outside Hoke County telephone exchange dial 1-877-257-9211.  It is possible for reporters to remain anonymous. 

Do not report abuse or neglect via email or by leaving a message on voicemail.

Mission Statement

Hoke County Department of Social Services will provide, along with other state and local agencies, services to every citizen of this county to the fullest extent of all policies and regulations.

We will provide an environment where citizens can feel assured that their needs will be met in a professional and caring manner.

Core Value
Hoke County Department of Social Services will collect input from citizens and partners to improve efficiency and delivery of services.

Please click here for information on the Hoke County Board of Social Services, including meeting agendas and minutes.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Under the Food Stamp Act and USDA policy, discrimination is prohibited also on the basis of religion or political beliefs.

To file a complaint of discrimination, contact USDA or HHS:  
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TTY)  or HHS, Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 506-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, 202-619-0403 (voice) 202-619-3257 (TTY). USDA and HHS are equal opportunity providers and employers.


Social Services Building

Terry Stanton
Director of Social Services

Hoke County Department of Social Services

314 S. Magnolia Street
Raeford, NC 28376

Phone: 910-875-8725 

Administration and Family Services
Fax: 910-848-3828

Income Maintenance and Adult Services
Fax: 910-875-1068

Child Welfare
(CPS and Foster Care/Adoptions)

Fax: 910-875-8119

Emergency 9-1-1

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.