Work First

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:

 A temporary financial assistance program for families experiencing a temporary break in employment due to an unforeseen circumstance.

 A short-term cash assistance program for unemployed families or relatives caring for minor family members (children under 18).

 Social work support services to relatives caring for minor family members.

For more information call 336-593-2861 during regular business hours.


How Do I Apply?

To submit an application, please visit the Department of Social Services at:

1010 Main Street

Danbury, NC 27016


Our regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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Stacey S. Elmes, Director


1010 Main Street

PO Box 30

Danbury, NC 27016



Monday - Friday

8:30am - 5:00 pm

* 4th Thursday Of Each Month

Hours: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM



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