Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance:

This program is designed to assist low-income families, elderly and dislocated workers living below the current federal poverty guidelines in emergency situations by providing emergency financial assistance.

Services include rental assistance to avoid eviction, utility assistance to avoid disconnection, heating fuel in the winter months, and crisis food assistance.

The Agency also provides prescription assistance through the United Way of Wilkes County. Clients covered by Medicaid are not eligible for prescription assistance.

The community-wide Needs Assessment helps community services workers determine a family’s needs, goals, and eligibility for services.

Eligibility for all programs is based upon the current US Health and Human Services Division of Social Services,  Federal Poverty Guidelines.

For more information concerning Emergency Assistance and Family Self-Sufficiency Programs provided by Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission, Inc (BROC) please call:

Wilkes County

Ms. Megan Wagoner, CSBG Program Director/Case Manager  (336)667-7174

Email: brocmw@brocinc.com


Ashe County

Ms.  Stacy Howell, CSBG Case Manager (336)384-4543

Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm

Email:  brocashe@gmail.com


Alleghany County

Ms. Stacy Hawks, CSBG Case Manager (336)372-7284

Office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Email: hawkssn@yahoo.com


[Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)] [Emergency Assistance] [Family Self-Sufficiency Project]