The Working Family Success Network of North Texas is a program of Communities Foundation of Texas that seeks to improve the economic stability of working families by helping the North Texas region understand the issues and challenges this population faces. Established in 2014, the network includes Communities Foundation of Texas and 16 community-based organizations from the Dallas/Fort Worth region who are committed to aligning their services and programming so that families may achieve lasting economic outcomes, including increased income, improved credit scores, a reduction of debt and the generation of wealth for themselves and their communities.
How It Works
The WFS model is built on a “bundled” set of three core elements: employment services, income support and financial coaching. It is not a stand-alone program, but an approach that is integrated into a nonprofit’s existing programs, staffing structure and client base. Services are bundled and sequenced and require providers to intentionally integrate the key areas in a seamless way for the client. One-on-one coaching is provided as an integral component of service delivery and is used to help clients set goals, develop plans and change behavior over time, requiring agencies to develop strong, long-term relationships with clients.