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Our Mission

  • 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 primary theme that unites
each of these statements
is Citizen Advocacy.


Physical Address:
130 S. Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152

Mailing Address:
PO Box 9006
Shelby, NC 28151-9006

Telephone Numbers:
Phone: (704) 487-0661
Fax:    (704) 480-5549

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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