Mission Statement

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The Department of Social Services exists to serve all individuals and families of Granville County. Our primary goal is to enhance the quality of life in our community through programs and services that help the vulnerable, the aged, the young, the sick and the economically disadvantaged. Through these programs, we strive to assist and enable individuals and families to become self-sufficient, to prevent or correct abuse, neglect, exploitation and inappropriate institutionalization.

Our commitment is to each individual and family we serve. Our community and every citizen we serve depend on us to perform our duties in a respectful, confidential, timely and compassionate manner. We advocate for the unmet needs of our most vulnerable population, continually strive to provide needed services and seek to have a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those with whom we interact.

We should remember that for many individuals and families, we are their last hope and opportunity for stability and security. Our response to their needs should reflect personal care and compassion.







Louis W. Bechtel

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