Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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Economic Assistance
Children and Family Services

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Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) provides cash assistance to low income families with children. ADC is funded by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.


  • Adults who are able to work are provided services through the Employment First (EF) program, to assist them in gaining and maintaining employment.
  • ADC families where the parent(s) are capable of attaining independence are limited to receiving 60 months of cash assistance in a lifetime. The time period begins with the first month a family receives ADC.
  • Families where the adults are not the parent of the child, the parent is disabled or otherwise found to be unable to work are not time-limited. 
  • Adults who receive ADC are required to cooperate with Child Support Enforcement in relation to any parents who are absent from the home.