Emergency Assisstance

Emergency Assistance:

This program provides assistance to qualifying families who do not receive Work First cash assistance with one time emergency assistance to relieve a temporary crisis.  The program is offered based on the availability of funds.

Location:  Ahoskie Office


Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP):

This program assists low-income clients with their energy (heating) bills by providing cash assistance (checks) to qualifying individuals. The checks are issued once per year, usually in February.

Location:  Winton Office


Crisis Intervention Program (CIP):

This program provides payments to local vendors for both energy assistance and certain equipment that may provide for heating or cooling.  The funds are generally used for heating oil, kerosene, electricity, wood, or fans. The Department determines the client’s eligibility.  The program may limited based on the availability of funds.

Location:  Ahoskie Office


Domestic Violence:

This program provides funding to assist eligible individuals with assistance when domestic violence is an issue in the family.  The program is provided in cooperation with SAFE. Domestic violence screening is provided for all Work First recipients.

Location:  Ahoskie Office


General Intake and General Assistance:

The Department has limited funds to assist individuals not eligible for any State or Federal program and/or pay for items that are not covered by any State or Federal Programs.  This includes clothing and allowances for foster children when not covered by another program, special needs of certain foster children, and one time emergency assistance for indigent individuals.

Location:  Ahoskie Office

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