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DEFINITIONS

Barrier Intervention Referrals
This program provides Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) participants with in-depth home based assessments, intensive case management and referrals to community resources.
For more information please visit: https://www.ctfsa.org/tanf-case-management

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Child Care Benefits (Care 4 Kids)
This is a child care assistance program administered by the Office of Early Childcare (OEC). The responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Care for Kids, including the determination of eligibility and issuance of benefits, is provided through United Way. Care for Kids provides financial child care assistance to Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) recipients who participate in the Jobs First Employment Services program (JFES), to low and moderate income working families, teen parents and children in foster care.

For more information please visit Care for Kids:  http://www.ctcare4kids.com/

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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Helps Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) participants & low-income individuals meet expenses. The federal government has established the EITC. Eligible workers may receive these tax credits in the form of larger tax refunds after filing their federal income tax returns.

For more information please visit: https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit

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Financial Literacy
Connecticut Money School (CMS) is a project led by Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS), which provides financial literacy workshops for individuals and families across Connecticut. CAHS helps provide Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) participants a better understanding of how to manage their finances. CAHS delivers workshops and 1-on-1 financial counseling for JFES participants. These sessions cover topics including help in budgeting, savings, understanding pay statements, credit, taxes and more.

For more information on CAHS please visit: http://www.cahs.org/ct_money_school

ALICE SAVES / SaverLife CT is a free online program that pays to save. It is part of the Connecticut United Ways’ ALICE Saves initiative, in partnership with EARN, an innovative nonprofit organization.

For more information on ALICE SAVES please visit: https://alice.ctunitedway.org/alicesaves

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Husky Health Plan
In June 1998, the State of Connecticut opened the HUSKY Plan. HUSKY stands for Healthcare for UninSured Kids and Youth. It’s a service for all children who need health coverage. HUSKY offers a comprehensive health care benefit package for Connecticut children up to age 19. Depending on your family’s income, there may be no cost to you. Getting further information about HUSKY is easy. Just call our toll-free number--1-877-CT-HUSKY. All Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) participants are enrolled in the HUSKY Health Plan.

For more information please visit: http://www.huskyhealth.com/hh/site/default.asp

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Individual Performance Contract (IPC) - Temporarily not available
This is a prevention program that is designed to provide a Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) participants with intensive home based support service so she/he may be brought into compliance with her/his Jobs First Employment Services Plan. The contractor provides services to those individuals who are in danger of losing assistance at the end of their 21-month time limit because of non-compliance with the Jobs First Employment Services requirements.

 

For more information please visit: https://www.ctfsa.org/tanf-case-management

 

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United Way of Connecticut
United Way of Connecticut helps individuals such as Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) participants find and access the health and human services including food, shelter, and other basic needs. United Way of Connecticut works partners in the state government, local United Ways and Connecticut’s communities to implement strategies that can lead to community impact.

United Way of Connecticut’s goal is to help meet the needs of Connecticut residents by providing information, education and connection to services.

For more information please visit: https://www.ctunitedway.org/

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United Way 2-1-1 Childcare
United Way of CT assists parents, caregivers and Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) participants with finding the best child care for their family, serves as a coordinated gateway to services for children with developmental or behavioral needs through programs, responds in the event of weather emergencies, natural disasters, and family and personal crises of any kind. The United Way/2-1-1 website offers childcare centers by location, hours and services offered by child age group.

For more information please visit: https://211childcare.org/  

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