P.O. Drawer 711
1102 Massey Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
E. Marie Watson, Executive Director
Services Provided or Description:
Community Action, through coordination of public and private service programs, promotes self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and encourages the use of private-sector involvement in anti-poverty activities.
Our primary goal is to obtain grant funds and local contributions to use for services and activities which have a major impact on the causes of poverty in the community.
Head Start / Early Head Start:
Shirley Whitley, Director
Provides comprehensive pre-school services to pregnant mothers and for children 6 weeks to 4 years old as well as services to the entire family.
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program:
Tina Ray, Director
Along with Successfully Transitioning to Achieve Real Self-Sufficiency (STARS), helps low-income individuals realize their goal of becoming self-sufficient.
- educational assistance
- employment assistance
- housing assistance
- financial literacy
- emergency assistance
Weatherization / ARRA Weatherization:
Waymon Gainey, Energy Director
The Weatherization program provides services to make homes energy efficient and safe.
The Heating Appliance Repair and Replacement Program (HARRP) is designed to repair heating and air systems as needed and offer educational workshops.
Counselor: Della Gullatt
Provides default and delinquent counseling before and after purchasing a home.
Single Family Home Rehabilitation and Economic Development
Glenn Avery, General Contractor
Participants must be 65 years of age or older and own their own homes. Repairs are made to the home that will make them safe and energy efficient.
Hours: For Head Start: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All other programs: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Ages Served: All. Head Start serves pregnant women, mothers and children aged 6 weeks to 4 years.
Eligibility: Proof of income for all household members, Social Security cards and a photo ID.
Referral Process: Referrals from other agencies are accepted. Clients may call for an appointment with Head Start and Weatherization, but walk-ins are welcome. When resources are not available, clients are referred to other agencies and organizations.
Billing Arrangements: All services are free of charge to clients.
Bilingual? English and Spanish speaking staff are available, and written materials are available in both English and Spanish.