The aim of the department is to keep families together, where possible,
within the community, to help the family survive as a unit, and to reduce its dependency
on outside help.
What are Temporary Financial
The Office of Temporary
Financial Services administers programs which provide services to individuals and families
in need. These programs are designed to alleviate hardship and promote family health,
personal responsibility, and economic independence.
Westchester County Office of Temporary Financial Services is committed
- Work in partnership with our community to
successfully implement Welfare
- Removing barriers
that hinder customers from becoming self-sufficient, then
assisting them with their search for employment.
- Alleviate hardship by delivering temporary
financial assistance to needy families and individuals in a manner which respects the
dignity of each person.
- Provide customized services and employment
programs which promote personal responsibility, independence, and economic
- Focus on maximum positive outcomes, quality
service, innovation and leadership.
States Department of Health and Human Services
York State Department of Family Assistance
Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (HR 3734)
New York State Rules and Regulations