This is the Henderson family, their dad Larry is 47 works at a insurance company, their mom Mary is 42 a dance teacher, the son Matt is 16 and has a part-time job at a fast food place, and finally the daughter who is 2.
Sadly Larry had passed away, the family was devestated and mourning. Thus leaving the mother to take care of her children alone. As they were greiving they tried to keep busy by doing things they like like cooking, dance/sports, drawing, and just spending time together as a family.
Mary had to quit her job to stay home with Sally because they werent getting enough money through just one income. But Matt did step in and is putting all the money he is earning into the family.
The family had applied for TANF which gave them financial assistance until the family can get back on their feet. They finacailly aid them by helping them pay for things like food, shelter, utilities, and other expenses.
They qaulified for TANF because they are younger then 18 dealing with the death of a parent and are attending school, and have below a certain amt. of income.They benefited from the program by getting a stable income while they were taking steps to be able to achieve self-sufficiency.
They took steps like the mother looking for a new job that will pay enough for child support. Matt put his income towards the family and got another part-time job on the weekends. They did this until they didn't need the program anymore.