Emerging Practice Series: New York City: Reducing Employment Barriers for TANF Participants with Opioid/Substance Use Barriers

The New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) is helping TANF participants with opioid/substance involvement to obtain and maintain employment. Reflecting the belief that all participants are employable, four New York City providers have combined treatment and work activities to comprehensively address barriers so participants can move into both recovery and self-sufficiency.

This brief is part of the Emerging Practice Series of the Office of Family Assistance’s Integrating Innovative Employment and Economic Stability Strategies (IIEESS) initiative, which highlights the strategies of TANF agencies and their partners to help low-income individuals gain and sustain meaningful employment. Each brief describes an emerging practice that has been implemented in one site, an overview of the program model, and the results that have been achieved. Compelling stories of participants’ success and suggestions from TANF agency staff to their peers provide actionable insights and on-the-ground perspectives.

Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
May, 2018
May 2018
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New York
  • Employment
    • Assessment
    • Employment Retention
    • Job Development and Placement
    • Job Readiness
    • Mentoring
  • Supportive Services
    • Health/Behavioral Health Referrals and Supports
  • Special Populations
  • TANF Program Administration
    • Collaborations and Partnerships
    • Services Integration
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