Programs Overview

Looking for help for yourself or your family? DSS provides programs to meet Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) goals.

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MED-Connect provides medical assistance to employed individuals with disabilities. Enrollees can earn up to $75,000 per year or qualify for coverage.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps eligible individuals and families afford the cost of food at supermarkets and grocery stores.

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Rental Assistance

The Rental Assistance Program is the major state-supported program for assisting very-low-income families to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

Family Caregiving

This program was designed by DSS experts and social workers to give caregivers a variety of services to lean on so they can have support in caring for their loved ones at home.

Programs for Elders

  • Temporary Assistance

    The Temporary Assistance program provides services and benefits to needy families. It was designed to help families all over the state.

  • Prevention Services

    This program provides shelter services, including support staff, emergency food and living expenses for victims of household abuse.

  • Protective Services

    This program is designed to safeguard people 60 years and older from physical, mental and emotional abuse, and/or exploitation.

  • Winter Heating Program

    On behalf of eligible households, the Winter Heating Program pays for most of available heating sources such as oil or natural gas.