Specialty programs generic referral (DOC)
Goodwill/Easter Seals Moving Forward Program
Moving Forward helps MFIP recipients with a criminal history find and keep employment. Eligible participants can have a criminal background of any type and must have at least six months remaining on MFIP.
HealthChoices provides medical evaluations of disabilities and mental health issues and recommendations for employment activities and treatment.
Open Access Connections (Formerly Twin Cities Community Voice Mail)
Open Access provides voicemail service for job search activities for people who don't have phones.
HIRED's PACE program for academic and career excellence
PACE provides MFIP employment services to young parents ages 18 - 25 who are not enrolled in school but interested in re-enrolling.
PPL- Change Points Program sanction resolution
Change Points helps individuals who are in sanction or have lost their MFIP cash benefits due to continued sanction. The goal is to bring clients into compliance with their MFIP requirements.
Refugee Employment Services
RES providers who help refugees locate job openings, identify child care, fill out job applications, and use public transportation. Eligible refugees are those who’ve arrived in the U.S. within the last five years.
Tree Trust unpaid work program
Tree Trust places participants at non-profits where they work in a variety of jobs.
Ready for Success — Clothing, accessories and personal care items for job seekers. Referrals must me made via the Ready for Success. Make a referral.
Interpreter and translator assistance
Parenting for the Future offers parenting skills, social and community supports through classes and home visits, for parents with cognitive challenges and at least one child under age five.
Social Security and disability
Chamberlin Edmonds provides advocacy for clients who apply for federal SSI.
Minnesota Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (MSTED) program
MSTED is a demonstration program which will determine whether subsidized work improves employment outcomes for MFIP participants. Hennepin County is participating in coordination with DHS, Ramsey, and Dakota/Scott counties with MDRC providing the evaluative component. There is a random assignment model that is part of the MSTED design, so eligible clients may be part of the experimental or control group.
Referring MFIP agencies: DEED, Emerge, HIRED, LSS, G-ES and Resource
MSTED agencies who will provide the service: G-ES and Resource
All other ESPs are not part of this project.