The Jones's were a family of 4 that included the father Dennis, 46; works as an accountant. Mother Nancy, 43; is a librarian at a local library. Son Peter, 16; has a part-time job at a fast food restaurant, and daughter Julie, 4
Sadly Dennis passed away, the family was devastated and mourning. Thus leaving Nancy to take care of her children alone. As the were grieving they tried to keep busy by doing things they enjoyed such as reading, playing sports, and spending, time together as a family.
Nancy had to quit her job to stay home with Julie because they weren't getting enough money to pay for child care through just one income. But Peter did step in and put all of they money he was earning into the family
The family had applied for TANF which gave them financial assistance until they can get back on their feet. TANF helped the family with helping pay for things like food, shelter, utilities, and other necessary expenses.
They qualified for TANF because the children are younger than 18, dealing with the death of a parent, attend school, and have below a certain amount of income. They benefited from the program by receiving a stable income while they were taking steps to achieve self sufficiency
They took multiple steps such as, Nancy looking for a new job that provides child care or enough to afford it. Peter got another part time job on the weekends and put all of the money into the family along with his job during the week. eventually the Jones's did not need Gov. help anymore.