Family Self-Sufficiency

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Moving families beyond poverty. 

What is Family-Self Sufficiency?

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is specially designed to help families become financially independent and free from government assistance. The program is designed to help participants meet their short and long term personal, educational, and professional goals. 

Through comprehensive case management, dedicated case managers can assist families with achieving goals in the areas of:

  • Education
  • Life Skills
  • Budgeting
  • Career Planning
  • Home Ownership 

What services are available?

In order for FSS participants to successfully accomplish their goals, they need to address the barriers that are preventing their success. The FSS program helps to provide collaboration with other service providers to address a wide variety of family issues including:

  • Job Search Assistance
  • Resume Building
  • GED and/or Secondary Education Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Budgeting
  • Savings Plan
  • Credit Repair
  • Referrals for Home Ownership
  • Community Involvement
  • And more . . . .

Who can participate?

You can participate in the FSS program if you:

  • Meet the income guidelines
  • The head of household is 18 years or older
  • Have employment history within the last year
  • Determined to make changes in your life circumstances
  • Able to meet with your case manager at least once a month
  • Complete and work towards monthly housing plan goals
  • Willing to sign a 12 month FSS contract
  • Ready to take the necessary steps to increase income


Quotes From Participants:

  “I found someone [case manager] who not only listened but actually cared. She helped me better myself by providing me with school supplies that I’ve needed but couldn’t afford. I now look optimistically at every situation and know that I am becoming a better person.“
D. G.

“The Family Self-Sufficiency program helped my family and myself so much! I have received such great support from my case manager and appreciate what they have to offer. No one is left behind with this program.”
J. N.

This program is supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $317,546. Services are offered when funds are available.