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CFT’s Working Families Success (WFS) model provided a framework for nonprofits to deliver key services and financial support to low-income families, making it easier for families to obtain needed services.

Integrated services help clients overcome barriers and advance economically.

Today, 16 agencies operate within CFT’s Working Families Success Network, offering essential services to North Texas families. The WFS model integrates employment, financial coaching, and other supportive services in an intentional, focused approach that has successfully been implemented in more than 30 cities across the nation.

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The goal of the WFS is to serve as a strong, sustainable
network of nonprofit providers in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, yielding greater income and asset mobility for lower-income families, contributing to increased wages and diminished poverty in the region


  • Creating a culture of continuous improvement within each organization
  • Promoting a culture of peer support through leadership, training providers, and mentorship
  • Increasing agency capacity in data collection, analysis, and evaluation
  • Increasing client outcomes through workforce development and implementation of the coaching model

WFS at a glance


Average hourly wage for WFS clients


People gainfully employed through WFS


Individual people helped along the path to economic security

Building Economic Security for Working Families

CFT seeds nonprofit network to help low-income families
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Using data from the program’s first year results, CFT found that clients 
who receive multiple services have better outcomes than those who only receive one.

- Ashley McIver, Senior Community Philanthropy Officer
Chief Philanthropy Officer, CFT
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