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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 Department of Health and Human Services ePASS

View an ePass Informative Video. This video includes the following information:
- What is ePass
- How to access ePass
- How to start an ePass application
- Information needed to complete an application
- Components of the ePass home page
View and print an ePass Fact Sheet

Visit ePASS Electronic Pre-Assessment Screening Service