Program provides bridge to stability
TANF helped me with becoming a member of society once again after I got treatment for my addiction and my child was returned home in 2009. The amount wasn't much, but it kept me going with meeting my family's basic needs. Without it, I don't know where I would be today.
Last May I was able to obtain a part-time job and it has been a great stepping stone for me as far as becoming self- sufficient and getting back into the working world. However, I still do not make enough to afford child care without assistance from Working Connections Child Care. I need this assistance to keep working; I need this for my self-worth and to keep moving forward in this big world we live in!
I hope that the final budget makes no cuts to TANF and helps keep families safe and together at home.