Report

Organizations considering adopting the Center for Working Families (CWF) model want to know how much it’s going to cost. To answer that question Casey asked Abt Associates to find out by analyzing three different program models. This report presents their findings from the one-stop comprehensive program model – the Metropolitan Education and Training Center in St. Louis (MET Center). 

July 13, 2009

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How the MET Center operates as a collaborative partnership.

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    How the MET Center services CWF clients.

  3. 3

    MET Center operating costs including enrollment, overhead, training and stipends/subsidies/coaching supports.

  4. 4

    The breakdown of costs by year, service, allocation, participant and more.

Key Takeaway

Integrating services through the CWF approach helps leverage funding and expand offerings

One of the MET Center’s goals in offering the CWF program was to be able to integrate services and leverage funding. This allows intake and assessment specialists, case managers, life coaches, job developers and placement and retention staff to provide additional supportive services at no additional cost.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations