Reach Up

Helps eligible parents to set and reach short and long-term goals that will enable them to financially support their minor, dependent children.

  • Our mission:  we join families on their journey to overcome obstacles, explore opportunities, improve their finances, and reach their goals.
  • Our vision:  families are empowered, connected, and thriving.

reach up iconWho Is Eligible

Eligibility depends on:

  • Your household income & living expenses.
  • The value of the things you own or are paying for.
  • Who lives in your home.

Short-Term Help: If you're likely to only need help for four months or less, you may get Reach First instead.

If Your Application Is Approved

You'll get:

  • Services and case management to help you reach your short- and long-term goals.
    • This could include goals related to your education, employment, finances, health, housing, relationships, safety, training, well-being and more. It’s up to you!
  • Monthly cash payments to help you pay for necessities like food, clothing, housing, and utilities.
    • Cash benefits will be deposited directly into your bank account. If you don't have one, your benefit will be added to an EBT card.

How To Apply

  1. Apply one of the following ways:
    ONLINE: Use our online application.
    BY MAIL: Call 1-800-479-6151 or visit a district office to get a paper application.
    IN PERSON: Apply in person at your local district office.

  2. Participate in an interview by phone or in person.
    We' ll inform you about the process after you apply.

Additional Benefits

If you get Reach Up:

When Your Benefit Closes

We'll automatically enroll you in Reach Ahead if you're eligible. 

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