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This page includes both resources that can help you make the case for the integrated services delivery approach and a link to a section of the website that has resources for practitioners, broken into a half dozen specific categories.

Working Families Success Network Publications

Network Overview

Download a copy of our brochure, which explains the integrated-services-delivery approach, and a brief history of the Working Families Success Network.

The Power of the Network Strategy: Effective Help for Low-Income Families

This document gives an in-depth explanation of the Working Families Success Network’s strategy of integrating the delivery of critical services most needed by low-income families.

Common Participant Outcomes

A shared approach to assessment is essential to ensure data consistency and to continue demonstrating how our strategy is helping lower-income people get work and improve their financial security. This document serves as a resource for partners to unite around a shared vision of success.

Supporting Integrated Family Economic Services: A Federal and State Policy Approach

Critical to implementing and scaling the strategy are public policies, which can either encourage or limit access to a full range of programs and supports for individuals and families. This document examines a framework and a range of policy opportunities at the local, state and federal levels.

Resources for Practitioners

Integrated Services Delivery

The Working Family Success Network has gathered a wide-ranging mix of materials, web sites and other resources that can give practitioners in the field insight, advice and ideas on operating a center that uses the ISD model. Readers can learn more about how to manage operational details such as training staff or creating an effective process for client flow, and find resources that can be used by staff and/or clients to learn more about job opportunities, training options, saving and budgeting, government programs, etc.

Publications that Provide an Overview

Seeding the Field: The Creation and Growth of the Center for Working Families Approach

Many foundations aspire to “build a field” — that is, to create a new way of thinking about a social challenge or develop an innovative approach to meeting it. This document, from Network leader the Annie E. Casey Foundation, explores the history around the creation of the Working Families Success Network approach of workforce development, education and training; improved access to public benefits and work supports; and asset-building services.

Elements of a Successful Financial Opportunity Center

Financial Opportunity Centers provide an integrated or “bundled” set of three core services. LISC supports a Financial Opportunity Center network that began in Chicago in 2004 and has grown to over 70 Centers in 30 cities today. This paper examines key elements to their success.