Home Departments Social Services General Assistance

General Assistance:

This program was designed to meet the essential needs of household or stranded travelers who are in an emergency or crisis situation. Other available resources are assessed and sought prior to the authorized use of this program, as the program is funded 100% by the county. Funds may be used for assistance such as food, vehicle fuel, bus tickets, emergency shelter, prescriptions ($100 per year total limit), and burial funds for unclaimed bodies only (maximum of $650). Other requests are considered with assistance depending upon the assessment of the EA worker and Supervisor.

For more information, or to inquire about assistance, contact Supervisor Susan Dune, 828-356-2342, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .