Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS)

Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) provides services that promote, empower, and nurture families towards economic and emotional self-sufficiency. FaDSS will provide your family with the support and encouragement you need to build on the strengths you already have. We’re there for you – every step of the way. Our Family Development Specialists work with you where you feel most comfortable – in your own home. We will assist in connecting your family to resources such as housing, food and energy assistance, transportation, counseling, and parent education.

We work with your entire family to identify your priorities, set goals, and celebrate progress in moving towards self-sufficiency. If you are receiving Family Investment Program (FIP) cash benefits, FaDSS can help you reach your goals.


What are the benefits of FaDSS?

  • Provides services to families who are working toward self-sufficiency.
    • Services include: Goal setting, self-advocacy, parenting skills, employment options, job skills, housing, budgeting, resources, family safety, child development, and more!
  • A partnership between Specialists and families to address barriers affecting their success.
  • Highly trained Certified Family Development Specialists help area families move toward individual growth, job retention, and economic stability.

What is required for program eligibility?

  • The FaDSS program is free and voluntary.
  • Someone in the household must receive Family Investment Program (FIP) funds.

What is required to apply for services?

  • Clients need to provide verification of receiving funding through the Family Investment Program (FIP).
    • To apply for Family Investment Program (FIP), use this link and create an account to begin the process
  • Contact our Family Development Specialists:

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FaDSS Mission

Improve the lives of families at risk of long-term welfare dependency or family instability by creating opportunities for self-sufficiency.