What is Work First?
Work First simulates employment and is a work-for-benefits program. It is designed to offer supportive services to assist families with obtaining and maintaining employment.
There are several parts to the program:
For more information, call 919-989-5300.
How Do I Apply?
To submit an application, please visit the Department of Social Services at:
714 North St.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Our regular business hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All inquiries go through the DSS main number:
This includes Food Stamps (FNS), Medicaid, Temporary Assistance Needy Families (TANF), Child Care, Child Protection, Adult Protection, Foster Parenting, Transportation, and more.
Report Child Abuse/Neglect
Report Adult Abuse/Neglect
Call 911 or (919) 989-5000.