Welcome To Swain County

Social Services

In-Home Services

Case Planning/Case Management provides families a way to stay intact and work with the agency to resolve issues of neglect and abuse. Children who receive this service are at imminent risk of out of home placement. Family Preservation and Intensive Family Preservation Services provide home-based services to families to help them keep their children in their own homes. To receive these voluntary services, which last from six weeks up to three months, parents work with a social worker so that the children, who may be at imminent risk for out-of-home placement, may remain at home. The focus is on stabilizing the family, in which neglect, abuse, dependency, delinquency or undisciplined behavior has occurred.


Department of Social Services
80 Academy Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address
PO Box 610
Bryson City, NC 28713


Sheila Sutton, Director
Phone 828-488-6921
Fax 828-488-8271

Office Hours