TANF Directors East Coast Meeting: Building Linkages Within and Across States to Achieve Family Independence, August 2014

The “TANF Directors East Coast Meeting: Building Linkages Within and Across States to Achieve Family Independence,” sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Regions I, II, III, and IV, took place during August 12 - 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It brought together TANF stakeholders and State Human Service Commissioners/Secretaries in Regions I, II, III, and IV to engage with peers on innovative strategies and collaborations to promote economic and social well-being for individuals, families, and communities. Specific topics that were covered during the meeting include redesigning TANF programs to strengthen services and improve employment outcomes; career pathways strategies; managing through performance data; creating an employment-focused TANF program; toxic stress and homelessness; and implementing change and measuring success.