Research Report The Minnesota Integrated Services Project
Final Report on an Initiative to Improve Outcomes for Hard-to-Employ Welfare Recipients
Karin Martinson, Caroline Ratcliffe, Katie Vinopal, Joanna Parnes
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The Minnesota Integrated Services Projects focus on improving the delivery of employment, health, and social services to families who receive cash assistance and have serious or multiple barriers to employment. Operating in eight sites, the project seeks to provide comprehensive assessments of participants' barriers, improve access to more complete services that address multiple needs, and coordinate services provided by multiple service systems. This is the final report in an evaluation of the project and describes the changes in the economic outcomes and family-related outcomes of ISP participants over a two-year period, provides estimates of the relationship between ISP participation and participants' employment and MFIP outcomes, and provides conclusions and policy recommendations.
Research Areas Families Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being State programs, budgets Unemployment and unemployment insurance
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population