Work First

What is Work First?
Work First simulates employment and is a work-for-benefits program. It is designed to offer supportive services to assist families with obtaining and maintaining employment.

There are several parts to the program:

  • A temporary financial assistance program for families experiencing a temporary break in employment due to an unforeseen circumstance
  • A short-term cash assistance program for unemployed families or relatives caring for minor family members (children under 18)
  • Social work support services to relatives caring for minor family members
For more information, call 252-206-4000.

How Do I Apply?
To submit an application, please visit the Department of Social Services at:
100 NE Gold St.
Wilson, NC 27894

Our regular business hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.