About Us

Wake Connections is a Wake County SmartStart program and is funded by the John Rex Endowment

Wake Connections’ list of partners is growing. Interested in becoming a Wake Connections partner and receiving referrals through the system? Contact the Wake Connections Project Coordinator at 919-851-9550 or via email at sgomez@wakesmartstart.org


Frequently Asked Questions


I do not have home internet or a smart phone. Where can I go to access Wake Connections?

If you cannot access the internet on your own, you can use the public libraries located around the county or call Wake County SmartStart to make an appointment and complete an application at our office.


Wake County Public Library Locations – http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/locations/Pages/default.aspx

Wake County SmartStart: 919-851-9550

4901 Waters Edge Dr Suite 101
Raleigh NC 27606


What happens if I apply for help with Wake Connections and am not a match for any programs?

The Wake Connections system uses the information that you provide on the application form to determine if there is a match for any of our programs. You may always apply again by adding more detailed information to your application or apply in the future.

The United Way’s 211 service is available to help you identify more community resources to meet your family’s needs. It is a great next step to help you find potential programs and services to support you.


United Way of the Greater Triangle 211www.NC211.org