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Dignity of Work Remains Central to Escaping Poverty

This summer, the Council of Economic Advisors highlighted the power of work as it relates to America’s social safety net. The council’s July 2018 report marks an important moment in our thinking about welfare programs -- similar to when the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program started in 1996.

Acting Assistant Secretary Steven Wagner on panel with other ACF political leadership at the 2018 APHSA summit

Advancing ACF Priorities with National, State, County and Local Partners

ACF political leadership highlight priorities for engaging families at the 2018 National Health and Human Services Summit.

Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapid, MI is at the forefront of helping at-risk youth with educational and employment opportunities.

Beyond Pregnancy Prevention: Preparing Youth for the Future

A federally-funded program in Madison Heights, Michigan, provides employment and educational opportunities to youth who age out of foster care. This is the sixth installment of the “Self-Sufficiency Series: Solutions from the Field”

NYC P3 provides education/occupational training for young parents with child care for their children

New Child Care Solutions to Support Working Families

New York City Performance Partnership Pilot provides education/occupational training for young parents with child care for their children.

Children First SHARP (Supporting Parents, Holistic Case Management, Access to Employment, Reaching Goals, Positive Parenting) is an evidence-based model for serving noncustodial parents.

Co-Location: Kenosha County’s Strategy to Move Parents to Work

Children First SHARP is an evidence-based model for serving noncustodial parents, standing on the shoulders of its predecessors. This is the fourth installment of the “Self-Sufficiency Series: Solutions from the Field”.

Photo of HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan with a quote about self-sufficiency.

Putting People at the Center: Highlighting Local Efforts to Promote Economic Mobility

Eric Hargan, HHS Deputy Secretary Programs launched the “Self-Sufficiency Series: Solutions from the Field,” a series of blogs and program profiles that will feature local programs from across the country that are getting low-income and hard-to-serve families and individuals to work.

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Working to Serve the Whole Family

A new two-year initiative brings together communities and policymakers to help families become economically stable.

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The Dignity of Work and Welfare Reform

Strengthening our nation’s work requirements is a critical element of moving welfare recipients from dependency to self-sufficiency and providing a foundation to build and promote a better quality of life.

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