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TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) was created to help families stay together by empowering family leaders with job skills, resources, and assistance. With that in mind, TANF serves four functions:

  • Provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives.

  • End the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage.

  • Reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies.

  • Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

Click on one of the following links to find out more about the TANF program.

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TANF Success Stories

We are excited to announce that the TANF program will be sharing new Success Stories with you each quarter. There is much for which we can all be proud, thanks to the good work that TANF employees are doing throughout the state to give hope, confidence and new directions to clients' lives. We begin this quarter by sharing 10 TANF clients' outstanding Success Stories. We hope you will enjoy them, and be encouraged to add to our growing TANF Success Story Archive.

Success Stories

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