Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW)

Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) provides employment education, training and support services to qualified TANF recipients.

VIEW, Virginia's welfare reform program, is designed to encourage self-sufficiency through a "work first" philosophy. VIEW offers recipients the opportunity to work and continue to receive some TANF benefits and supportive services. VIEW also encourages personal responsibility. In addition to employment, other VIEW work activities can include on-the-job training or community work experience for at least the minimum federally required hours per week. VIEW participants can also participate in optional transitional services such as child care.

For more information regarding VIEW, please visit Virginia Department of Social Services.