Families First, the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, is a workforce development and employment program. This program is temporary, with a primary focus on gaining self-sufficiency through employment. Families First helps participants to reach this goal by providing temporary cash assistance, transportation, child care assistance, educational supports, job training, employment activities, and other support services. ETSU is the Support Service Provider for the State of Tennessee.
By providing these necessary supports, the mission of ETSU is to empower Families First clients to become self-sufficient by removing barriers to employment.