Chapter 3.6: Public Outreach
Individuals and organizations may become increasingly aware of welfare reform, and they may wish to participate in the job access planning effort. As an example, faith-based organizations and religious congregations are generally very active in providing services to low-income families and individuals in crisis. Some non-profit agencies such as Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and the American Red Cross are major providers of social and support services. They may be interested in providing transportation assistance.
Involving these agencies may provide insight and options for job access planning. Interviewing employers may encourage their involvement and provides an opportunity to discuss issues unique to them, such as employee recruitment or retention. Similarly, interviews with members of the target population can be a helpful source of information for successful job access planning.