About us

NEW CA, Inc.

Nash Edgecombe Wilson Community Action, Inc. (NEW CA ,Inc.) is a private non-profit community action agency, designated to serve families of Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties in eastern North Carolina.  The agency formerly known as Nash Edgecombe Economic Development (NEED) was organized by community members in 1964 to answer the call on the War on Poverty by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Our Mission

To advocate for adults, children and families living in poverty by moving them towards self-sufficiency through our agency’s resources, core educational and training programs.


Our Vision

To empower individuals and families with the tools needed to become self-sufficient


Community: We believe that the transformation in individuals leads to the transformation of communities. Every individual is a catalyst for change. To foster a strong and collaborative community, we operate with integrity respect, trust and generosity.


Commitment: We believe in working together, sharing ideas, bringing change and open communications with our community residents, partners and stakeholders.


Partnership: We work hand-in-hand with our community and its stakeholders to reach individual, family, and community goals.


Excellence: We continue to learn and improve to make measurable progress. We strive to achieve excellence in all that we do. We will perform our duties with distinction and to the best of our ability. We will strive to improve our abilities and to be innovative and set a standard for others.


Responsibility: We accept responsibility for our actions that influence the lives of our customers and coworkers. This gives us ownership of our actions and holds us accountable to each other and our community.




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NEED, Inc. operates and administers a wide variety of anti-poverty programs such as Head Start, USDA Food Service Child and Adult Care Food (CACFP) program, HUD – Section 8 Housing Program, and the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program.   

NEED serves Nash, Edgecombe & Wilson Counties. Please note that NEED, Inc. is not funded to supply any type of emergency relief services.