Mission: The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long term economic self-sufficiency.
The Department serves 1 in 9 people in the state with food and economic assistance and opportunities to find jobs and further their training.
The Department's 1,600+ staff help clients by processing benefits, connecting clients with resources, ensuring programs are operating well, providing legal counsel, developing policy, and holding fair hearings. More than 80% of the Department’s employees work in one of our 22 local Transitional Assistance Offices.
Find out more about the rules that govern DTA's work and resources available to you.