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Frequently Used Acronyms:

  • BTH:Bridge to Hope. A University of Hawai’i program for TANF and First To Work participating students.
  • TANF: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. The federally funded program, otherwise known as “welfare.” TANF requires participation in work activities to receive benefits.
  • FTW: First-to-Work is Hawai’i’s office responsible for the work component of TANF.
  • IM: Income Maintenance Worker, your case manager for cash assistance.
  • DHS: Hawai’i State Department of Human Services
  • UFUE (Eww Phooey): Up Front Universal Engagement