Providing Mental Health Services to TANF Recipients: Program Design Choices and Implementation Challenges in Four States

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Aug 30, 2001
Michelle Derr, Sarah Douglas, and LaDonna Pavetti
Profiles the efforts of four states—FL, OR, TN, and UT—to address welfare recipients' mental health conditions, which are often barriers to employment. Notes that these conditions, which occur at substantially higher rates in welfare recipients than in the general population, can be addressed in a variety of ways. Although each state used a different approach to addressing these conditions, there is no evidence to suggest that any one model is better than another.