Family Support & Independence

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Of Montrose County Health & Human Services
Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) - - Financial assistance to low-income families so they can afford child care costs associated with work or education. Click the link to learn more about the CCCAP program and services in Montrose County.

Colorado Works - Welfare-to-work case management services for families applying for or receiving TANF Basic Cash Assistance. Click the link to learn more about the Colorado Works program and services in Montrose County.

Community Support and Strengthening Services - Through contracting with local non-profit and other professional services, FSI uses Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds to make available to local families an array of services:
  • Family stability case management
  • Parenting education classes
  • Advocacy to strengthen existing families, and reunite children and parents
  • Promote self-sufficiency and increase access to community services
  • Employment retention

Empowering Dads - A locally designed program to support fathers and families in positive parenting choices. Click the link to learn more about Montrose County Health & Human Services' unique Empowering Dads program.

What is "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)"?

Many of these programs are supported by TANF funding. TANF funds and services are used to assist low-income receiving public assistance on a temporary basis, or families at risk of becoming increasingly involved in or dependent on government systems. The goal of FSI and Health & Human Services is that by assisting families in this way, the entire community will benefit as those families become more self-sufficient and healthy members of the community. The four Federally-legislated purposes of TANF are:

  • To provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives
  • To end the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage
  • To prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies and establish annual numerical goals for preventing and reducing the incidence of these pregnancies
  • To encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families