Child Welfare Services

Contact Information
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Cheryl Harris, Child Welfare Program Administrator
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1303 S Cannon Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083

Business Hours


8 a.m.-5 p.m.

To report abuse or neglect after normal business hours, contact the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office at 704-920-3000.

Holiday Schedule

Child Welfare Services

The Cabarrus County Department of Human Services Child Welfare division works to keep children safe, find family strengths and motivate positive change.

Mission and Vision

It is the mission of the Cabarrus County Human Services Child Welfare Division to provide family-centered services to children and families to achieve well-being through ensuring self-sufficiency, support, safety, and permanence.

It is our vision to embrace family-centered practice principles and provide services that promote security and safety for all. It is our vision that children in Cabarrus County will grow up in a safe, permanent, self-sufficient family where well-being needs are met.

Child Protective Services strives to ensure safe, permanent, nurturing families for children by protecting them from abuse and neglect while attempting to preserve the family unit.

Help us protect our children

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, contact the Department of Human Services at 704-920-2277. For reports after hours, contact the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office at 704-920-3000.

Other services

We also offer assessments/investigations along with intake, foster care and adoption, in-home services and intensive family preservation services.


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Forms & Documents



Office Location

What are the hours of operation for the Cabarrus County Department of Human Services?

DHS hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

How can I submit documents needed for DHS assistance?

Send necessary documents by mail or drop off at 1303 S. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis, NC 28083, or fax them to 704-920-1401.