Economic Services Welfare Transition

The Economic Services program helps individuals receiving public assistance create a plan to gain the skills and work experience they need to get a job and move up the career ladder.

 

Welfare Transition ​(WT) Program

The Florida's Welfare Transition (WT) program is designed to provide Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) recipients with training, education, support services, and skills needed to gain unsubsidized employment. Work eligible TCA recipients are referred to the WT program and are provided an assessment of their skills, work history, and employability.

 

Participants are engaged in work activities that will enhance their work skills via job training and work sites or additional education. These activities are designed to help program participants gain skills and obtain employment needed to increase the likelihood of self-sufficiency. Work eligible participants are required to participate in a certain number of work activities hours per week to continue to receive TCA.

 

Who is Eligible?
 
In Florida, eligibility for Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) is determined by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The DCF determines TCA eligibility based on income, assets, and other factors. Families interested in applying for TCA should do so by visiting  http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/. Work eligibility TCA recipients are referred to the WT program and are required to participate in the program in order to remain eligible for TCA and WT program services.
 

Available Services:

Participants may receive support services to assist them in overcoming barriers to employer such as:

  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Work Experience Placement
  • Community Referrals to other Support Services

 

Transitional Services are available for families who have transitioned into employment and are no longer receiving TCA. Transitional Services may include childcare, transportation, and other services depending upon funding availability.

 

Beginning October 1, 2018, CareerSource Okaloosa Walton has a Welfare Transition Career Advisor available in Crestview to assist clients with questions or concerns.

 

                 The Main Street Suites

                 550 N Main St., Crestview, FL

                 850-428-6275  

 

Assistance is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm by appointment only

 

To make an appointment, contact Jeri Faircloth at 850-428-6275 or 850-833-7587 x224,  or email