Work First Services

Work First:

Cash assistance (checks) are provided to qualifying families with children.  Many recipients of the cash assistance are required to participate in the employment services program. CLICK HERE FOR BROCHURE

Location:  Ahoskie Office


Benefit Diversion:

A Work First program that provides one time, short-term assistance to enable a qualifying family to remain self-supporting.  Clients may receive up to three months cash benefits including Medicaid.

Location:  Ahoskie Office


Qualified Substance Abuse Professional:

The Work First Program in cooperation with the Mental Health Department offers substance abuse counseling to Work First recipients. The Department screens and refers qualifying clients to the program.

Location:  Ahoskie Office


Employment Services:

This program works in close cooperation with the Mental Health Department, Employment Security Commission, Choanoke Area Development Association, Roanoke Chowan Community College, Local Business, and the Faith Community and a multitude of other agencies and groups. Services are provided to certain recipients of Work First in the areas of job training, cost of participation in work and job training.

Location:  Ahoskie Office


Transportation Assistance:

This program is for employed Non-Work First  participants who are in need of transportation assistance related to employment.

Location:  Ahoskie Office


For Employers:

Hertford County Department of Social Services – Work First Unit is asking our area employers to help us put our Hertford County citizens to work.  We have citizens in Hertford County who are unemployed and are seeking employment.  Contact Avis C. Murphy at (252) 358-7830 for your company to be a part of this program.


For Job Seekers:

If you are seeking employment, contact any member of the Hertford County Department of Social Services Work First Unit located in the Ahoskie DSS Office or at (252) 358-7830 CLICK HERE FORE MORE DETAILS.

Location:  Ahoskie Office



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