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

Forsyth County to hold Fun Fest on Oct. 28

Forsyth County to hold Fun Fest on Oct. 28

Forsyth County Government will hold its Third Annual Forsyth Fun Fest that will include a job fair and free food on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Health and Human Services Campus, 799 N. Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem.


Meet Our Directors

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Shontell Robinson

Deputy County Manager and Director of HHS
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Denise Price

Director of Behavioral Health Services
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DeWanna Hamlin

Director of Bridges to Hope
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Joshua Swift

Director of Public Health
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Christine Dowdell

Director of Social Services

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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