Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Phone: (336) 651-7400
Address: 304 College Street
Wilkesboro, NC - 28697
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Description of Services: The NC Division of Social Services is responsible for various programs and services. The main services we are interested in providing to you is the Work First Cash Assistance Program:
Emergency Financial Assistance Families who are experiencing a financial emergency may be eligible for financial help to pay for housing and utilities.
Eligibility: Families that meet the following criteria may be eligible for Emergency Assistance:
Service Area: Wilkes County
Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission Inc. (BROC)
Phone: (336) 667-7174
Fax: (336) 667-5920
Address: 710 Veterans Dr., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Office Hours: Monday -Friday 8:30 am -5:00 pm
Description of Services: Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1966 as a Community Action Agency. Their mission is to provide assistance and services to low-income families, enabling them to move out of poverty. Programs include Head Start, Elderly Nutrition Program, Weatherization and Community Services Block Grant.
Service Area: Alleghany, Ashe, and Wilkes County
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Supplemental Nutrition Program
Yancey Health Department/Toe River Health District
Address: 306 College Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Office Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Description of Services: WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and provides supplemental foods and nutrition education. The purpose of the WIC program is to prevent and improve nutrition-related health problems in its target population.
Ages Served: Birth to age 5 and pregnant women
Fees/ Payment Type Accepted: This is a free service to those who qualify.
Eligibility: WIC is designed to serve certain categories of women, infants, and children.
Children: Up to the child's 5th birthday
Applicants must also live in the state that they apply and must have income at or below an income level or standard set by the State agency or be determined automatically income-eligible based on participation in certain programs. Applicants must also be seen by a health professional such as a physician, nurse, or nutritionist who must determine whether the individual is at nutrition risk.
Nutrition Education Website: https://wichealth.org/
Local Website: https://wilkescounty.net/199/Health-Department
NC Innovations Waiver
Vaya Health (Smoky Mountain) LME/MCO North Carolina Innovations Waiver (Medicaid) Services IDD/MH/SA:
24 Hour Service Line: 1-800-849-6127
Vaya Health Office:
Phone: (828) 586-5501
Fax: (828) 586-3965
Address: 200 Ridgefield Ct., Suite 206
Asheville, NC 28801
Description of Services: The North Carolina Innovations Waiver is a resource for funding services and supports for people with intellectual and other related disabilities that are at risk for institutional care in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (IF-IID).
Ages Served: All ages
Fees/ Payment Type Accepted: There is no fee for this waiver.
Eligibility: To be part of North Carolina's Innovations Waiver, you must:
Service Area: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey County
Website: http://www2.ncdhhs.gov/ncinnovations/ orhttp://www.vayahealth.com/
Blue Ridge First in Families
Contact Person: Sherry Wilcox- Chapter Director
Phone: (336) 955-7140
Address: 406B West Main St. Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Description of Services: Blue Ridge First in Families is a community-based program offered by First In Families NC. They serve individuals with developmental disabilities and/or traumatic brain injuries.
Ages served: All ages
Fees/ Payment Type Accepted: Services are free
Eligibility: Services are referral based. Families must complete an application and have an annual income of less than $65,000 a year after taxes and they only offer assistance one time per year.
Service Area: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery Watauga and Wilkes County