|Project Self Sufficiency
Family Self Sufficiency
Overview - English
FSS is a program designed to help low-income families
gain education and job skills in order for them to
improve their families' financial situation and quality
Who Can Participate?
FSS is open to low-income families and single parents
with at least one child under 12, who have less than two
years of college education. Participants do not
need a high school diploma, nor previous work or
What Can FSS Do For Families?
FSS can help you set training and education goals
which will lead to good paying jobs. Participants may
receive help with tuition, child care, housing,
transportation, and personal support. FSS does not
provide these services directly but helps coordinate the
resources existing in Boulder County.
How Does FSS Work?
The first step is to fill out an FSS application. Once
accepted each participant will be given a case manager
who will work with them on a one to one basis. The case
manager will help participants set realistic goals. For
example: get a GED, attend VoTech, get a job. The case
manager then helps the participant get the assistance
they need to reach their goals, i. e., child care while
in school, money for tuition and books, etc. The case
managers and FSS staff will offer personal support and
encouragement even after participants have jobs. The
participant provides the hard work and determination
necessary to reach self-sufficiency. Lifeskills courses
and monthly support meetings also put particpants in
touch with a network of other single parents going in the
For more information contact: Boulder County Family Self-Sufficiency, Boulder County Housing Authority 441-3929.