Lebanon County Assistance Office is a part of the Department of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The department helps to promote, improve and sustain the quality of family life in the state. Its Office of Child Development and Early Learning works in partnerships with parents, schools, child care centers, Head Start programs, libraries and community organizations to provide early childhood programs. The Department of Public Welfare operates an Office of Children, Youth and Families that includes the Bureau of Budget and Program Support (BBPS), Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services (BJJS) and Bureau of Child Welfare Services. The department offers work opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities and autism. Its Office of Income Maintenance is responsible for the administration of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance program.