Social Services

Department of Social Services

The Director of the Department of Social Services serves as the chief administrator for Surry County DSS and is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Responsibilities include supervision of all Human Service operations in accordance with state and local laws, regulations, policies, and direction and guidance of the County Board of Commissioners. In addition, the DSS Director is responsible for preparing and submitting an annual budget to the Boards as well as advising them on matters of concern, services, and other issues.


Kristy Preston, Director
118 Hamby Road
Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 401-8700
prestonk@co.surry.nc.us

Nikki Hull, Program Manager
118 Hamby Road
Dobson, NC  27017
(336) 401-8800
hulla@co.surry.nc.us

Office Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Statement of Nondiscrimination:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and United States 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.