Through the new Center for Working Families (CWF), more low-income families in Broward County are on the path to self-sufficiency. A partnership between Hispanic Unity of Florida and Urban League of Broward County, CWF's significant funders are The Jim Moran Foundation, United Way of Broward County and Children's Services Council.
Its secret to success is "bundling" services. Participants learn to earn, keep, and grow their income through an intensive, long-term skills training program that includes financial literacy workshops and services, assistance with public benefits, career planning, job placement and more.
One client, an unemployed mother of two struggling to make ends meet, attended CWF's orientation and made a commitment to the program. Over subsequent weeks, she met with financial and job coaches, completed job readiness and financial literacy workshops, created a family budget, and interviewed with local employers. Last week, she started a new job. Through continued support from CWF and her hard work, she is contributing to her family's income and building a sustainable future for her children.
Since launching in March, nearly 100 clients have attended an orientation session. If you know someone who may benefit from CWF, provide this informational flyer or call 954-964-8884, ext. 216.