TANF CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Formerly The Safety Net Services Network (Safety Net), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Case Management is a statewide welfare-to-work initiative of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Labor (DOL). The program is designed to assist recipients and past recipients of Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) achieve self-reliance and healthy independence through intensive, solution focused case management and care coordination that identifies and reduces the effect of barriers to sustained employment.

Our Mission

The TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) Case Management Program (TANF-CM), formerly known as the Safety Net Program, is a statewide home-based case management and basic needs support program designed to promote self-sufficiency and child well-being provided by the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA) through support from both the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Labor (DOL). The program is designed to assist recipients of Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) achieve self-reliance and healthy inter-dependence through intensive, solution focused case management and care coordination that identifies and reduces the effects of barriers to sustained employment.

Our Model Is

  • Home Based
  • Family Centered / Client-Driven
  • Individualized
  • Focused on Strengthening Families
  • A Two-Generational Approach
  • Culturally Competent
  • Collaborative

Active TANF Barrier Intervention: 

Department of Labor (DOL) contractors from the Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) program refer families for TANF CM services that focus on assessing families’ strengths, barriers, family-centered goal setting and barrier reduction. CCFSA TANF Case Managers work with families to develop and act upon individualized plans, helping them eliminate barriers and move towards self-sufficiency. They also connect families with community resources, services and opportunities. Families are eligible for services for 12 months. TFA clients referred to this program receive intensive support to meet the goals of their personal employability plan. They work with Case Managers to address barriers that may result in the sanctioning process.

Safety Net (SN) / Non-Active TANF:

This program provides intensive support to participants who have exhausted time limits of TFA and are not eligible for an extension. Families receive case management and care coordination services and may be eligible to receive basic needs payments. Clients may participate for up to twelve months. Referrals must be made by a DSS worker.

Active TANF – Individual Performance Contract (AT-IPC)

This program assists families who are at risk of losing cash benefits during their initial 21 months of cash assistance. AT-IPC provides intensive, short-term supports for families who are at risk of losing benefits due to non-compliance with JFES. This program helps families restore “good faith” status and helps them become eligible for and extension of cash benefits.

For additional information or to make a self-referral, please call the CCFSA hotline at 1-800-505-9000

Provided by the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA) through support from both the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Labor (DOL).