The long-range goal of The New Hampshire Employment Program (NHEP) is to help individuals to support their children by preparing for, accepting, and retaining employment.
The NHEP promotes economic independence and helps maintain and strengthen family life by enabling able-bodied persons with dependent children to assume responsibility for their families through the dignity of work. Work is to be promoted by:
• Offering employment services, support services, and transitional financial *assistance with the expectation that participants move quickly towards employment;
• Developing long-term employment skills that lead to self-sufficiency; and
• Recognizing the equal responsibility of both parents to provide economic support for their children.