Stokes County DSS strives to provide preventative and supportive services with competence and compassion. We are committed to protect our most vulnerable citizens (children, older adults, & disabled) from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.  Our services reach all areas of our county and we strive to assist families in obtaining knowledge, skills, and the support needed to remain or become strong, healthy, and self reliant.

Have a Heart for Children?


Have you considered becoming

a foster family or adopting a child

that has entered the Foster Care



In 2016, Stokes County had over

130 children that entered the court

system due to experiencing

child abuse, neglect or dependency

by a parent or guardian. 


There is a great need for families that are willing and able to take in children through the foster care system.   The 2014 national statistics reflect 46% of children that could not return home to their parents or extended family members, were adopted by their foster family.


Stokes County Department of Social Services offers pre-service training, prepares and submits your license to foster children and prepares your Pre-Placement Assessment for adoption at no cost.  Children placed in your home receive a stipend to provide for their needs. 


Text Box: Call or e-mail to begin exploring 
if fostering and adopting is right for your family!
Kim Clayton, Licensing Social Worker
(336) 593-2861 x 1154
(336) 831-5508 - cell


We value our dedicated and committed foster families and see them as an essential piece to our foster care team.  We look forward to having you join our team!    Call today.

Stacey S. Elmes, Director


1010 Main Street

PO Box 30

Danbury, NC 27016



Monday - Friday

8:30am - 5:00 pm

* 4th Thursday Of Each Month

Hours: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM



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