The Northampton County Department of Social Services provides social services and financial assistance to county residents who meet eligibility criteria. The purpose of these services is to enable individuals to function at their maximum level of independence, provide short-term financial stability while pursuing a goal of self-sufficiency, and to empower families and individuals with skills needed to cope with the pressures associated with being caretakers for children, disabled adults, or the frail elderly. Services provided include, Adoption, Services to the blind, Child and Adult Protective Services, Guardianship, Foster Care, Long-term Care Services, Child Day Care, Food Assistance, Work First Family Assistance programs, Child Support Services, Medical Assistance, and Transportation for medical appointments. The Department provides eligibility determination and program integrity for state and federal income assistance programs, general assistance and seasonal emergency programs. 

Rhonda Taylor

Administrative Officer/Personnel:
Sondra Livesay 

Budget Officer:
Pam Riddick 

Family & Children´s Services Supervisor :
Renee Mallard

Work First Cash & Employment Services Supervisor

Emergency Assistance Supervisor
Brittany Lopez

Adult Services Supervisor: 
Evelyn Joyner

Adult Medicaid  & Crisis Supervisor:
Lisa Broady

Family & Children's Medicaid Supervisor:
Felicia Bullock 

Food and Nutrition Services Supervisor:
Angela Cooke

Interim Child Support Supervisor:
Shelby Pierce

9588 NC Highway 305
Jackson, NC 27845


Main Line: (252) 534-5811
Food Stamps:
Childrens Services (CPS): (252)534-1246
Child Support: (252)534-0111
Work First: (252)534-7046
CPS Hotline: (252 )534-1773

Rhonda Taylor

Rhonda Taylor

Rhonda Taylor formerly of New York City, moved to Northampton County in 1992. She currently holds a BS Degree in Business Management from West Virginia. She began her Social Work career in 1990 as a Child Protective Services worker under the Division of Adoption and Foster Care Services with the City of New York. Upon moving to Northampton County, she worked with the Child Protective Services Unit in Halifax County and in January, 1994 she began her career with the Northampton County Department of Social Services.

As an Adult Services Social Worker, she provided services such as, Adult Protective Services, Adult Home Specialist, Placement, Adult Day Care, Guardianship, Payee, CAP-DA, Enhanced Care, LIEAP, Crisis and Transportation Services. In July of 2011, she was promoted to Adult Services Supervisor III. In 2019 she assisted the County with overseeing the Aging Program.

Ms. Taylor believes that her experience as a social worker as well as her service with the Northampton County Board of Education, affords her the ability to make informative, equitable decisions for the Department of Social Services.  She is a mother of two and has three grandchildren. She has a passion for assisting seniors and the children of Northampton County.


Notice of Your Rights
Food Stamps & Medicaid Participants Can now use ePass.
Welcome to North Carolina ePASSePASS is a quick and easy way for individuals and families to learn about and apply for available benefits and services. Online applications are available for Food and Nutrition Services(formerly Food Stamps) as well as Medical Assistance(Medicaid and NC Health Choice or CHIP). You can learn if you are potentially eligible for Medical Assistance by completing an electronic pre-assessment screening. Go to the ePass Website to learn more or to start the process now.
Click here to watch a video to learn more about ePass.
Public Notice
This is a Public Notice for the Board of Social Services Monthly Board Meeting On Wednesday, August 24, 2022