Social Services

June 15th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Building Strong Support for Elders.


Information on the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits and the Supplemental Emergency Allotment of SNAP Benefits for households

February 2023 is the last month that supplemental EA benefits will be issued, and your SNAP benefits will return to the normal amount in March 2023. Learn more from Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance here.

Food Banks

Find Your Regional Food Bank: Locate a food bank in your area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wayne County Department of Social Services is:

  • To serve the Wayne County community with dignity, empathy and efficiency
  • To respond to those with financial needs while promoting their self-sufficiency
  • To ensure the safety and healthy development of children and vulnerable adults
  • To sustain family relationships through support and recognition of families' resiliency, inherent strengths and capacity to change
  • To partner with our community to meet present and future needs of our residents