The Navajo Nation Department for Self Reliance Program (DSR) is the Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program for the Navajo Nation. The DSR is established within the Navajo Division of Social Services.
Customers are required to comply with program requirements including: developing a Personal Responsibility Plan (PRP) that reflects their personal goals to achieve self-reliance; and complying with established Work Participation requirements (if applicable).
The DSR is a federally funded program that assists eligible families in obtaining the knowledge, skills, and experience while providing necessary resources to become self reliant.
The DSR was created to help families in need. The DSR works with families to help them become self-reliant.
The DSR’s initiatives include:
The DSR applies the Navajo teachings of the concept of T'aa hwo aji' eego to empower Customers to take personal responsibility for themselves and their families.
The Pathway to Self Reliance Service Delivery Model serves as guide for staff to prepare Customers for self reliance.
DSR Customers are responsible for decision-making regarding self-improvement and to strive for personal success through hard work, commitment and sacrifice. Customers begin their path to self-reliance by establishing their own personal career development plan.
Be sure to review the following eligibility requirements before you plan to visit the DSR. You can apply for DSR assistance by completing a DSR Application for Assistance and submitting your completed and signed application in person at a DSR office or mailing your application to your nearest DSR office. Please click here for form.
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