Income Support Division
Who are we?
The mission of the Income Support Division is to enhance economic stability for
families of Forsyth County using a customer-centered approach by maximizing employee
performance, providing excellent customer service and collaborating with community
The Income Support Division is the largest operating division within the Forsyth
County Department of Social Services. As the name implies, the Income Support Division
specializes in programs that contribute to the financial and economic stability
of families and help them remain employed. The Income Support Division works with
other local agencies to provide a helping hand to families in need of economic assistance.
Most of the programs are temporary in nature and are based on eligibility for services.
Assistance is available to help families address the need for health care, pay for
child care, and meet basic needs for families including assistance in providing
food through the Food & Nutrition program.
What do we do?
The Income Support Division programs have eligibility requirements that must be
met to receive benefits from the program. Those requirements, generally, have to
do with family income, the number of people in the family, and family assets. Most
programs do not provide cash payments except the Work First program which is available
to some families with children under age 18 who meet the eligibility guidelines
and Special Assistance which is available to adults in rest homes. Click on a program
below to learn more about one of the specific programs in the Income Support Division.