Work First Family Assistance & Employment Program

The Work First Program was developed on the premise that everyone has the responsibility to their family and the community to work and to provide for their children. The program reduces welfare dependency and provides services to promote self-sufficiency.

Program Purpose
Work First Family Assistance (called TANF) is temporary cash assistance and services designed to enable families to work actively toward and share in the responsibility of becoming self-sufficient. Families are assessed to determine their needs (education, training, day care and transportation) to obtain and maintain permanent employment.

Time Limits
This program limits the time a family can receive benefits. The 24-months time limit begins after the parent is assessed by Work First Employment worker. The 60-month time limit begins with the first check received by an able-bodied parent.

The goal of the Work First Employment Program is to assist families receiving TANF and families at or below 200% of the poverty level to obtain and retain employment so that the family can establish and maintain self-sufficiency. At the time of application, customers are assigned a Work First Employment Social Worker for intense employment services and are required to sign a Mutual Responsibility Agreement. The Mutual Responsibility Agreement outlines the activities and responsibilities agreed to be completed by the customer and the agency’s responsibility

How to Apply
Applications are taken on the 4th Floor of the County Office Building
301 N Herman Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

What You Will Need
  • Birth Certificates
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Identification
  • Life Insurance Policies and Alien - INS Documentation
  • Most Recent Bank Statements
  • Previous Months Pay Stubs
  • Social Security Cards
  • The names, address, date of birth, and social security number of the absent parent