Reach Up is a center and/or home-based opportunity for parents on state assistance to receive training, support, education and job skills to help them achieve self-sufficiency. Reach Up Case Managers help identify skills, interests and goals in a supportive environment. Once goals are established a plan is written to help parents achieve employment by assisting them with finding and securing childcare, transportation and other work related supports.

Reach Up case managers are knowledgeable about the variety of state programs, training and education opportunities and resources available to families.

For more information call The Department for Children and Families  (DCF)  Economic Services Division. If you want to report benefits fraud, call 1-800-479-6151 toll free during regular business hours. To apply for ESD Benefits click here to be redirected to the DCF website and application.

Benefits Call Center:
1-800-479-6151

Child Abuse Hotline:
1-800-649-5285

Child Care Helpline:
1-800-649-2642

Child Support Helpline:
1-800-786-3214