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Welfare and Workfare


Administration for Children and Families Office of Family Assistance - The federal agency that administers the federal government's primary welfare program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Administration for Children and Families: Welfare Reform - Welfare reform page for the Administration for Children and Families, the federal agency charged with implementing the federal welfare program.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP): Federal TANF Page - Summaries and analysis of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP): State TANF Implementation and Waivers Page - Summaries and analysis of state welfare programs and waivers.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Liberal/progressive organization that tracks welfare and other low-income issues from a budget perspective.

Coalition on Human Needs: Welfare - Background information, legislative analyses, status reports on pending bills, and links on welfare issues from the Coalition on Human Needs, a coalition of major U.S. anti-poverty organizations.

HandsNet - HandsNet is an online community of (mostly liberal/progressive) nonprofit organizations concerned with low-income issues. The site includes articles and alerts from participating organizations, many of which relate to welfare and workfare.

Heritage Foundation: Welfare - Research and related welfare information from the Heritage Foundation, a well-known conservative policy think tank.

Idea Central: Welfare and Families - Studies and reports on welfare from a liberal perspective. Idea Central is part of the Electronic Policy Network, a project of The American Prospect magazine.

Mathematica Research: Research on Welfare and Work - Research and analysis of welfare and work-related programs by Mathematica Research, a respected for-profit research organization.

National Association of Counties: Welfare Reform Clearinghouse - Publications and other information on welfare reform from the National Association of Counties (NACO).

National Governors Association: State Welfare Reform Links - Links to welfare reform pages of state governments.

National Governors Association: Welfare Reform - Analyses and information on welfare reform from the nation's governors.

Social Policy Action Network (SPAN) - SPAN develops effective social policy for low income children and their families. SPAN is a project of the Tides Foundation.

Urban Institute - Policy think tank that tracks welfare, Social Security, Medicare, and other domestic policy issues.

Welfare Information Network (WIN) - A clearinghouse for information, policy analysis and technical assistance on welfare reform.

Welfare Law Center - Works with and on behalf of low-income people to ensure that adequate income support -- public funding provided on the basis of need -- is available whenever and to the extent necessary to meet basic needs and foster healthy human and family development.

Welfare Law Center: Low Income Networking and Communications (LINC) Project - Where low-income organizers can come together to combat the shredding of the social safety net and have their efforts represented.

Welfare Rights Advocacy Pages - Addresses the failures of the social service system and offers advice for struggling clients.

Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition - Coalition of families who currently receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Welfare-Mom Homepage - Dedicated to issues of importance to low-income families. Welfare myth-busting, original features, and resources for parents, kids, and job-seekers. Covers single-parent, working class, public policy and feminist issues.

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