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Welfare to Work

Welfare to Work

Are you currently receiving TANF cash assistance or food stamps? Do you need help getting a job or pursuing education/training to help you get your next job?

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) offers a variety of programs and services to help people who are receiving TANF cash assistance or food stamps. There are rules and limitations about what kinds of programs you can go to. But within those rules, every person has the right to choose which program is best for themselves.

In addition, if you are not able to participate in a welfare-to-work program, you can be excused from participating. Here are some examples of good reasons not to participate:

  • You are disabled (temporarily or permanently)
  • You or a family member are sick
  • You have problems with child care or transportation
  • You have a personal emergency
  • You are experiencing domestic violence

There are many other good reasons as well as these. Contact us if you want to talk about your legal rights regarding welfare-to-work programs.

How to get help:

Walk-in Intake

Community Legal Services
North Philadelphia Law Center

1410 West Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 am -12:00 pm

Philadelphia Legal Assistance
718 Arch Street, Suite 300N
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1535
Monday, Wednesday
9:00 am – 11:30 am

Phone Intake

Philadelphia Legal Assistance
215-981-3800
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30 am – 12:00 pm