Department of Social Services

Work First

The Work First Program is a statewide program aimed at helping eligible families find and maintain full time employment. The receipt of limited funds is available to families while they seek and obtain employment as well as other supportive services such as child care assistance, transportation to employment and job readiness training. All recipients of Work First cash assistance are also participants in Work First Employment activities. Some applicants may be eligible to receive a one-time cash payment instead of receiving ongoing cash assistance. This is called Work First Benefit Diversion.

Citizens now have a choice to come into the office to apply, fill out a paper application, or use the new electronic application EPass! Click on the link below, create an account with NC FAST, fill out the application (be sure to designate Montgomery County as your county of residence), and electronically send the application to the agency. Our dedicated staff will process the application and contact you if there are further needs to assist in the approval process!

If you wish to speak to someone please feel free to contact the Work First Supervisor:

Ada Jackson, Supervisor
Office: 910-576-6531 x 1128
FAX: 910-576-5016
102 East Spring Street Drawer N
Troy NC, 27371