Newtown Youth and Family Services

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

The TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) Case Management Program, 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 and the Department of Labor. The program is designed to assist recipients of Temporary Family Assistance 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. 

Program Mission

  • The TANF Case Management Program is the Safety Net for many families in need in CT. The program is dedicated to empowering families to succeed by identifying and reducing the effects of barriers to employment, increasing access to community resources, and minimizing risk to children. The program is committed to identifying family strengths and helping to empower families to use these strengths to succeed in employment, education, community and family life.

    Our Model is:
           Home Based
           Family Centered / Client Driven
           Focused on Strengthening Families
           A Two-Generational Approach
           Culturally and Linguistically Competent


Case Managers may help in areas such as:

  • Goal Setting
  • Addressing Barriers
  • Referrals
  • Resources
  • Developing Job Skills
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Life Skills 
  • Budgeting and Housing Needs
  • Communication Skills
  • Transportation Problems
  • Managing Work and Life