Jackson County 

                 Department of Social Services
Work First Family Assistance

Work First is an employment program for  families with children under the age of 18 living in the home. This program assists with locating and maintaining employment and pursuing child support.  A cash benefit, Medicaid, and other services are provided to meet the needs of the family while the adult client fulfills the employment-related requirements of the program.  Services are also available to eligible parents or caretakers who are already employed and need assistance retaining employment.

Child-only benefits are available to eligible non-parent relatives caring for minor children.  This program provides a cash benefit, Medicaid, and other services to families with children deprived of parental support in the home.


Work First Family Assistance Website
Work First Emergency Assistance Website