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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.