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Hyde County Department of Social Services

Our mission is to work together with individuals and other agencies to provide services that will improve the quality of life and foster a sense of neighborhood, community, and family for all the people of Hyde County.


Laurie Potter, DSS Director, [email protected]
Crystal Gibbs, Receptionist, [email protected]

Our office is located at 35015 US Hwy 264, Engelhard, NC 27824
Mailing address: P.O. Box 100, Engelhard, NC  27824
Phone: (252) 926-4476 Fax: (252) 926-3711

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Season

Proposed Social Services Block Grant Plan

Hyde County DSS Board Meeting Dates

Online Services

Apply for Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services on the ePASS website (see video above for more information):

Information on Work First:

Childcare Assistance:

Apply for Unemployment:

Attention Medicaid Recipients

Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.) is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of
Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The Court has ordered N.C. DHHS and all 100
county DSSs to stop terminations or reductions of Medicaid benefits until eligibility
under all Medicaid categories has been considered and proper notice of the termination
has been sent.

Full Hawkins Notice
Full Hawkins Notice (Spanish)

Mattamuskeet Opportunities

Hyde DSS ADAP (Adult Day Activities Program)    
Contact Person:  Chanta G. Rickard, [email protected]

The office is located at 69 Church Street, Fairfield, NC 27826
Mailing address: P.O. Box 100, Engelhard, NC 27824
Phone: (252)926-5411
Fax: (252)926-5881