The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 set time limits for federally funded assistance and work requirements for recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).  All recipients of public assistance, single adults and families, are required to find employment quickly and take responsibility for supporting themselves and their families.

Transitioning individuals and families from welfare to work is a multi-step process. Sustained success requires combining and coordinating a variety of programs and activities. The department has designed a four step road to success:

  • job search and readiness
  • job placement
  • job retention
  • skills enhancement

Our goal for Westchester is to create a wealth of employment opportunities and a workforce ready to fill those positions and maintain independence.