Department of Social Services
Work First Family Assistance
The Work First Program provides assessment, counseling, and supportive services that enable Work First Assistance parents/caretakers to participate in educational and training activities leading to self-sufficiency. Supportive services may include assistance with day care and transportation, and also emergency assistance funds that can be utilized for emergency situations such as utility cut offs and housing evictions.
Visit http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/workfirst/index.htm for more information.
The Food Stamp Program is a federal entitlement program that provides a monthly allotment of Food Stamp benefits. All eligible individuals and households can receive assistance. Food Stamp benefits may be used to purchase most foods at participating stores. They may not be used to purchase tobacco, pet food, paper products, soap products, or alcoholic beverages.
Visit http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/foodstamp/index.htm or
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/applicant_recipients/default.htm for more information.
Visit http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/energy/index.htm for information.
Visit http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/fraud/index.htm for information.
Melissa Stokely, Director
Administrative Officer (Personnel and Fiscal)-Sheri Raynor
Income Maintenance Program Administrator(all economic services)-Janet Sawyer
Social Work Program Administrator (including child care)-Kathy Ford
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
The Department of Social Services is located at 709 Roanoke Ave. Click Here for a Map.
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.