Center for Working Families

Moving from Crisis to Assets

Center for Working Families (CWF) members will increase assets; develop their education; and gain employment or better employment. The program uses a membership based model. Applicants must commit to a long-term relationship with the Center. Services provided include: workshops, one-to-one coaching and group activities in the areas of financial literacy and responsibility, income support resources and education and training opportunities.

EMCC is ensuring that heads of households have the skills and resources they need to move from crisis to stabilization to asset development. Families will move through initial services and programs that meet their basic needs, and then leverage skills, abilities, and their desire for a better financial situation by working through a system of level-based programming.

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Our Process

Immediate Needs

Immediate needs in terms of food, clothing and shelter are met.

Longer Term Goals

Longer term goals are established and supplemental support given to help participants achieve gains in education and employment.


Coaching members to improve their financial position through employment placement, retention, and advancement.

Build a Better Future

Rehearsal Dinner

Job Readiness Coaching

Job search assistance, interviewing skills, resume writing.

Main Ceremony


Paid and unpaid work experience with Edna Martin Christian Center and our employer partners.

The Party

On the Job Training

Paid experience by stipend or hour in skilled trades at Edna Martin Christian Center or our employer partners.

Rehearsal Dinner

Financial Literacy

Get your credit report, learn tools to manage your money, create a budget and repair your credit.

Main Ceremony

Credential Programs

Get industry recognized credentials in logistics and/or culinary & hospitality.

Rehearsal Dinner

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