When Laid Off, Turn to SECU - Additional Resources
Information and Referral Program
– Other organizations may be able to provide immediate assistance. Information
on many of these organizations can be found through the Department of Health and Human Services. A list of
throughout North Carolina is available for immediate assistance.
Information for State Employees
– The North Carolina Office of State Personal
site is specifically
for all state employees involved by reduction-in-force. On this site you will find a Reduction-in-Force Resource Guide to
Benefits, policies associated with reduction-in-force, and most importantly, advice from the Employee Assistance Program
about how to cope with the disruption and uncertainty that reduction-in-force brings.
Making Ends Meet
– Local communities and the state and federal governments provide a variety of services,
tax credits and other programs to help families. Understanding how to access these programs and tax credits is especially
important during challenging economic times. The Making Ends Meet
guide outlines key public benefits and private services in three main areas: emergency services, basic monthly needs,
and money matters.
Guide to Financial Wellness
– Your Guide to Financial Wellness
will help you develop a financial plan that you can stick with so you can enjoy a comfortable retirement, help pay for your
children's college or reduce your debt.
Helping Families Cope
- North Carolina Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences provides a website
with valuable information on dealing with job loss stress and talking to kids about job loss. Visit