Economic Independence

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.

Food Stamps

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.
Energy Assistance Program Integrity North Carolina ePass

ePass is an online tool that allows North Carolinians to self screen for  Medicaid and NC Health Choice ICHIP) and to apply for a range of NC Department of Health and Human Resources benefits and service programs.

It provides easy-to-use instructions that will guide you through the process. It also allows you to do a pre-assessment to determine if you are potentially eligible for medical assistance.

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