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Family and Social Services Administration

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The Division of Family Resources (DFR) provides various tools to strengthen families through services that focus on prevention, early intervention, self-sufficiency, family support and preservation. The division administers cash assistance, child care assistance, food assistance, employment and training services for low-income clients, as well as Medicaid eligibility, throughout the state.

DFR strengthens families through services that focus on prevention, early intervention, self-sufficiency, family support and preservation.

The Division administers programs in:

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides financial assistance to low-income families with a child under the age of 18 years of age who is deprived of parental support of one or more parents.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  is designed to raise the nutritional level of low income households by increasing available food purchasing dollars with SNAP coupons.

The Indiana Manpower & Comprehensive Training (IMPACT) service provides to TANF and SNAP recipients job-related services to help them become economically self-sufficient.

Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) affordable health insurance program for uninsured adult Hoosiers.

Hoosier Healthwise (HHW) is Indiana's health care program for low income families, pregnant women, and children.

Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) a part of Hoosier Healthwise, Indiana's health insurance program.

Child Care provides all parents with informed child care choices that promote their children's health, safety and future success in school.

Head Start provides Federal grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.

 

For more information about the above services or programs, contact the Local Office of Family Resources in your county of residence.