Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Program, Annual Report, 2008

(2008) Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Program, Annual Report, 2008. Human Rights, Department of


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Iowa’s Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) Grant Program was created by the 1988 Iowa General Assembly to assist Family Investment Program (FIP) families with significant or multiple barriers reach self-sufficiency. FaDSS provides services that promote, empower, and nurture families towards economic and emotional self-sufficiency. The foundation of FaDSS is regular home visits with families, using a strength-based approach. Core services include support, goal setting, and assessment. Support is given in many ways such as referrals, group activities, linking families to communities and advocacy. Assessment aids the family to identify strengths that they possess that may be used to eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency. Goal setting helps families break down goals that seem out of reach into small steps that will lead to success. Participation in FaDSS is a voluntary option for people receiving Family Investment Program (FIP) benefits.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: FaDDS, Grant Program, Family Development
Subjects: Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Family
ID Code: 6938
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 09 Feb 2009 15:50
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2009 15:50