Human Services

Adult and child protection, financial assistance, family services 

Contact Information
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Karen Calhoun, Director
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1303 S Cannon Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083

Business Hours


8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holiday Schedule

Human Services

The Cabarrus County Department of Human Services strives to improve the quality of life in the community for all our citizens. The staff is committed to managing the resources entrusted to them with responsible stewardship and to provide the highest quality professional services possible.

Our divisions include: 

Economic Family Support Services

Economic Services

Child Welfare Services

Child Support Services

Adult and Aging Services

Transportation Services

Meet DHS Director Karen Calhoun

In this Q&A, learn more about Karen Calhoun, Cabarrus County's Human Services director. Calhoun draws on more than two decades of social services experience at local and state levels.

In the video, Calhoun talks about her plans for the department, her public service philosophy and more.

Human Services Center


Notice of your rights under Hawkins v. Cohen

Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.) is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The case concerns improper terminations of Medicaid benefits.

Read the full legal notice here.

Aviso de sus derechos bajo Hawkins v. Cohen

Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581E.D.N.C.) es una demanda federal presentada en 2017 en nombre de los beneficiarios de Medicaid en Carolina del Norte. El caso se refiere a terminaciones inadecuadas de beneficios de Medicaid.

Lea el aviso legal completo aqui.

USDA non-discrimination notice 

In accordance with Federal Civil Rights law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.



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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.