Clay County Government: Clay County North Carolina 33 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Clay County, NC

Clay County Department of Social Services

Clay County DSS

BECOME A FOSTER PARENT Foster Home Recruitment& Licensing

Clay County DSS is seeking good stable families to provide temporary care for children who must be placed in foster care as a result of abuse, neglect and/or dependency. The licensure process includes, but is not limited to: an in-depth assessment of the home & family situation, background checks to include fingerprints, structural inspections of the home & completion of 30 hours of pre-license training. Licensed foster parents are required to obtain 10 hours of approved continuing education annually in addition to specific training as required by the state of North Carolina Licensing Division. We also provide on-going supervision & support to all our licensed homes. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, maintain a drug free environment and have a stable home and income.

Orientation for NC Foster Parents

North Carolina Division of Social Services

For Additional Information Contact:
Clay County DSS
Foster Care Licensing and Adoptions
Jennifer Nachtrieb

Mailing Address: PO Box 147
Physical Address: 119 Courthouse Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904

Phone: 828-389-6301
Fax: 828-389-6427
State Courier No: 08-51-07
Emergency Phone: 828-389-6354

Director: Debbie Mauney
828-389-6301 x 139

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A Message from

Ed Roach

"As Clay County Commissioners, we are humbled to have been chosen to serve our county. We bring fresh perspectives, common-sense leadership, and a unified commitment to educational excellence, recreational opportunities for all ages, and sound, fiscally responsible economic development.

We are blessed to live in a beautiful area with abundant natural resources. As we look ahead, we realize our greatest resource is our people. Join us as we work to serve the interests of our citizens across the county, from the unborn to the aged. Together, we will protect and promote the best quality of life for everyone fortunate enough to call Clay County home."

Contact Clay County

P.O. Box 118
33 Main Street,
Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-0089
Fax: 828-389-9749
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