Public Health — (336) 703-3100
Social Services — (336) 703-3400
Behavioral Health — (336) 703-2781
Bridges to Hope — (336) 776-3255
Animal Shelter — (336) 703-2480

Introducing the New HHS Website

Shontell Robinson, Deputy County Manager and Health and Human Services Director, would like to introduce you to the new Forsyth County Health and Human Services website.

Health & Human Services Programs

Adult Services

Services that decrease recidivism and various services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Animal Shelter

We will align shelter policies with the needs of the community, which are inclusive and representative of the diverse voices in our community, and promote responsible pet ownership.

Behavioral Health

Resources and programs available to assist with mental and behavioral health.

Community Partners

Organizations that collaborate with Health and Human Services to better serve the residents of Forsyth County.

Economic Services

Services to adults, families, and children that contribute to the families' financial and economic stability.


Programs to educate and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors to prevent or delay the onset of disease, improve health and provide training and learning opportunities geared towards employment.

Environmental Health

Routine inspections of food and lodging establishments, daycare, schools, institutions, tattoo parlors, drinking water, pools, and vector control.

Family & Children

Services that offer nutritional education and safeguards for children's well-being, safety, and permanence by supporting and enhancing family systems.

Health Services

Preventative, diagnosis, treatment, and physical and mental impairment services.

Teen Services

Teen programs provide educational sessions throughout the year for youth between the ages of 9-18 and include services to help teens transition from foster care.

More Resources

Publications and documents.

ERAP Applicant Households Funded
by Average Median Income

Forsyth County Statistics

AMI < 30% 62.65%

AMI < 50% 19.92%

AMI < 80% 17.43%

Winston-Salem Statistics

AMI < 30% 61.44%

AMI < 50% 22.50%

AMI < 80% 16.06%

Health and Human Services

At a Glance

Residents in Food & Nutrition Program

Residents Receiving Medicaid Benefits

Forsyth County COVID19 Cases Last 14 Days

Total Households Assisted with ERAP Funding

Latest News

Reentry Simulation and Resource Cafe to be held June 29

Reentry Simulation and Resource Cafe to be held June 29

The Reentry Simulation and Resource Cafe is a joint effort and experience hosted by Forsyth County Reentry Council, NC Department of Adult Correction, Partners Forsyth Community Collaborative, Love Out Loud, and Forsyth County Behavioral Health Services. The target audience is resource providers and agencies.

HHS Campus to Host SCHOOL'S OUTreach Event!

HHS Campus to Host SCHOOL'S OUTreach Event!

HHS Campus will host a "SCHOOL'S OUTreach Event" on Thursday, June 8th, from 4pm - 7pm. HHS as well as other county partners will be onsite to offer information about the services and job opportunities we offer as well as other community resources.


Meet Our Directors

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Shontell Robinson

Deputy County Manager and Director of HHS
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Joshua Swift

Director of Public Health
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Christine Dowdell

Director of Social Services
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DeWanna Hamlin

Director of Bridges to Hope
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Denise Price

Director of Behavioral Health

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Public Health

Social Services

Animal Shelter

Public Health

799 North Highland Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-703-3100
Fax: 336-748-3292

Social Services

741 North Highland Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-703-3400
Fax: 336-748-3292

Bridges to Hope

725 North Highland Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-776-3255

Animal Shelter

5570 Stturmer Park Circle
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Phone: 336-703-2480