Scott Sabatino
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Physical Address:
DSS Building
714 North Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 911
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-989-5300
Fax: 919-989-5324
Work First Program

Work First is an employment program designed to assist families that are in a temporary financial crisis. The Work First program provides a wide array of supportive services to aid families in achieving self-sufficiency.  Services are provided to Child Only cases; these are cases where a child is living in the home of a specified relative not the biological or adopted parent(s). If you wish to apply for eligibility for these services contact us at 919-989-5300 or apply in person at the Agency.

Work First objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Job Readiness

  • Employment

  • Child well-being

  • Economic Self-Sufficiency

  • Safe and affordable housing

  • Improved physical and mental health of families                              

200% and TANF-EA 
200% provides services to assist families in crisis with maintaining employment. Qualifying families must meet basic income guidelines as well as other requirements, including but not limited to: being a United States citizen, a resident of Johnston County, qualified immigrant and having at least one child under the age of 18 years of age living at home. Each family is assessed based on their individual situation.