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    The vision of the Office of Family Assistance is to support TANF and TANF-eligible populations in moving toward economic and psychological independence. Learn more about practices and programs that support long-term self-sufficiency and reduce the need for public assistance.
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    Social Capital

    Social capital represents an individual’s connection to family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and peers and how these relationships help reinforce positive norms. With increased social capital, one is better able to adapt and react positively to risk or adversity.
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    Sign up now for the OFA PeerTA newsletter – your weekly source for resources on current trends and research findings, OFA guidance, and announcements of upcoming events. There is also an interactive Q&A section where you can submit and answer questions arising from the field.
  • Resource Library

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    Resource Library

    PeerTA and Partner Resources

    How do current public policies affect TANF-eligible populations? The Resource Library is your source for reports, briefs, infographics, and innovative programs in the field. Learn ways to build your organization and share practices with your peers.

Recently Asked Questions

September 21, 2018
A question was asked by a State representative at a recent OFA Regional Workshop: How do you encourage trust from participants to communicate freely on barriers such as substance use in order to best meet their needs? What promising methods do you use to endear that trust?
August 17, 2018
A representative from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services would like to know how states help TANF participants when they face a barrier, such as a traffic fine/ticket, license reinstatement, felony expungement, or other legal expenses that prevents them from obtaining or retaining employment.
June 25, 2018
Idaho is interested in hearing from states who have used TANF funds for relative placement for the first 60 days of a child coming into Foster Care.