• TDHS and the United Way of Nashville Join Forces on a Two Generation Public-Private Partnership

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 3:06pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) announced a recent partnership with the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (UWMN) using a two-generation framework to provide services through the Family Empowerment Program. The two agencies initiated this partnership in the fall of 2016. They will co-design the two-generation framework through a public-private partnership where families will receive holistic, wraparound services in under-resourced communities.

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  • TDHS Kicks Off 2017 SFSP Application Cycle

    Monday, January 30, 2017 | 12:36pm

    The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) 2017 application will be available beginning Wednesday, February 1, 2017. SFSP is a federally funded program intended to ensure that children who benefit from free and reduced price meals during the school year, have access to nutritious meals during the summer months. The Department encourages Tennesseans with a desire to alleviate child hunger and strengthen communities to learn more about the program.

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  • TDHS Partners with Agape Child and Family Services Providing Services Through Two Generational Model

    Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 3:28pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has partnered with Agape Child and Family Services, a faith-based non-profit in Memphis, using a two-generation framework serving children and parents in an effort to provide support, permanency, and sustainability within the family unit and the community. Through the partnership with TDHS, families will receive holistic, wraparound services from Agape and over 100 collaborative partners in under-resourced communities and schools.

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  • TDHS Gives Two-Generation Grant to Tennessee's Read to Be Ready Program

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 10:05am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is investing $30 million dollars over the next three years in the Department of Education’s (DOE) Read to Be Ready Summer Grant program. The two-generation grant is a part of the department’s 2G for Tennessee strategy, which has a specific focus on partnering with parents and children together to improve the whole family’s well-being while building cycles of success.

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  • Additional Smart Steps Child Care Payment Assistance Opportunities Available Across the State

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 3:00pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) announced additional Smart Steps child care payment assistance opportunities across the state to be a resource for income eligible parents who are working, pursuing postsecondary education, or a combination of both. The Smart Steps program is a part of the Department’s 2G for Tennessee initiative - a two-generation approach focused on both the child and the parent’s well-being.

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  • Tennessee Department of Human Services Partners with Law Enforcement to Fight SNAP Trafficking

    Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 10:16am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) through a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA-FNS) attended a statewide meeting of the Association of Chiefs of Police and the Sheriff’s Association. TDHS spoke on the importance of partnering with local law enforcement across the state through State Law Enforcement Bureau (SLEB) agreements focused on addressing SNAP trafficking.

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  • Disaster Food Assistance Available to Sevier County Wildfire Victims

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | 2:21pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services will begin accepting applications on Thursday, December 22 for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits available to eligible residents or those who work in  Sevier County that have been impacted by the recent wildfires. 

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  • Tennessee Rehabilitation Center Graduates Strive for Success

    Friday, December 16, 2016 | 2:36pm

    More than 50 students celebrated their graduation and success in vocational training at the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Smyrna (TRC-Smyrna). The graduates participated in training programs designed to equip them with the skills needed for competitive employment in the industry of their choice.

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  • TDHS Partners With Families To Register Over 5,000 High School Seniors For The Tennessee Promise Program

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 9:52am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) partnered with SNAP, Families First, and Child Support families to register over 5,000 high school seniors for the Tennessee Promise, a scholarship which provides two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees. This marks the second year in a row DHS has reached out to parents with students in the 12th grade to encourage them to apply for the program.

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  • Tennessee Department of Human Services Celebrates Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 12:17pm

    This month the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is joining others across the state and nation in recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Inclusion Works is the national theme of the 2016 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which highlights the contributions, the diversity and the impact people with disabilities make in the workforce. 

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