Audio Conference: Braiding Funding Streams to Support Integrated Service Delivery
Mar 31, 2011
Due to low wages, lack of benefits, and inconsistent employment, many workers are unable to meet their own and their families' basic needs through employment alone. The Annie E. Casey Foundation developed the Center for Working Families® (CWF) concept as a response to the challenges facing such low-income working adults and their families. The CWF approach, also called "integrated service delivery," acknowledges the problems facing low-income families who must navigate a fragmented system to obtain critically needed work-supporting services and benefits. CWF offers a framework for delivering key services and financial supports to low-income workers using an integrated approach designed to foster new economic opportunities.
In order to use public funding to support an integrated approach and to account for the different needs and demographic characteristics of participants, organizations must braid sources together. CLASP has recently produced Federal Funding for Integrated Service Delivery, a Toolkit.
This audio conference oriented listeners to the resource, and highlighted two organizations that braid public and private funding sources to support integrated service delivery approaches.
- Abigail Newcomer, CLASP Policy Analyst
- Susan Gewirtz, Senior Associate, the Center for Family Economic Success, the Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Donna Taglianetti, Executive Director, Co-Opportunity in Hartford, Connecticut
Yesenia Cervantes, Director, Center for Working Families, Instituto del Progreso Latino in Chicago, Illinois
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