Many States are now implementing new programs to directly help families form and strengthen healthy marriages by making support services available to their clients who want and might benefit from them. Arizona, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah are among the States that have used TANF funds for strengthening marriage. Nationally, States and localities are developing a variety of initiatives that seek to involve fathers in the lives of their children and families. (Author abstract)
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Formation and Maintenance of Two-parent Families (Chapter VII of TANF Fifth Annual Report to Congress).