The Center for Working Families FES

Helping Families Achieve Economic Success

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 1, 2006


The Center for Working Families (CWF) helps low-income families reach financial stability through innovative framework and bringing together a full range of essential economic supports.

The CWF assumes that many low-income families have dreams of financial well-being, but do not have access to the supports and services to help them achieve their aspirations. Whether they’re stuck in low-wage jobs, working without benefits, struggling with debt, or having difficulty with financial institutions, the CWF has a diverse support network and services to help. 

Key Takeaway

Benefits of the Center for Working Families concept

The CWF concept has been prototyped in communities across the United States, reaching over 25,000 low-income families. Nearly half of those enrolled in CWF programs became employed and are connected to work supports.

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