Question from PeerTA

I will like to know which cities in the United States are the most successful in helping two parent TANF recipient families become self sufficient. Also, I will like to know what are they doing to successfully, timely and cost-effectively help them.

Record Type: 
Question / Response(s)
Date: 
July 2003
Source: 
OFA Peer TA
Agency/Organization: 
PeerTA
OFA Initiatives: 
Urban Partnerships
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Special Populations
    • Two Parent Families
  • TANF Program Administration

Comments

Colorado
06 Aug, 2003

One example is El Paso County where Goodwill Industries contracts with El Paso Co. DHS to work with the two parent households. <p> The contact person at Goodwill is Bryan Walker, phone 719.444.5041

Maryland
11 Jul, 2003

Maryland has a Family Support Center Network throughout the State (19 in the counties and 6 in Baltimore City). These were developed to establish preventive supports for families during the early formative years and to encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families. The FSC's are community-based programs that provide services to assist mothers and/or fathers with children age birth to 3. Comprehensive services are provided either on-site or through referral. Services include parenting skills, outreach, peer support and recreational activities, infant and child stimulation, employability and literacy opportunities, health education and referral for services.

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