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January DSS Board Meeting  - Rescheduled for January 24, 2018


Due to the high probability of inclement weather the regularly scheduled Rutherford County DSS Board Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 8:30 am.  The meeting will be held at the DSS office at 389 Fairground Road Spindale, NC.   The DSS Board regularly meets the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 am.


Welcome to Rutherford County Department of Social Services


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Mailing Address: Post Office Box 242

Spindale, North Carolina 28160


Physical Address: 389 Fairground Road

Spindale, North Carolina 28160


Phone: 828-287-6165

Fax: 828-287-6350

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Our Mission:

To support, protect, and enhance the quality of life in Rutherford County by partnering with families and the community to provide needed services and meaningful opportunities for our citizens.



Director’s Message

Welcome to Rutherford County Department of Social Services.  As you explore this website, you will hopefully find answers to many of your questions about our agency and its services.  We are committed to providing our citizens the services they need in the most efficient and effective manner possible.  I invite you to take a look at our Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Core Values by clicking on the link below.  Our staff continually focuses on how service delivery can be improved and welcomes your comments and concerns, so feel free to contact our office at any time by phone or through any e-mail address that you find on this website.


John Carroll, MHDL