Transportation Initiative: Expanding Transportation Support Services for WorkFirst Clients

Oct 2020 |
Online Library

The Transportation Initiative (TI) was a legislatively funded pilot program implemented by the Department of Social and Health Services' Economic Services Administration (DSHS-ESA) across 26 Community Service Offices (CSOs) in Washington State. The TI pilot sought to reduce WorkFirst clients' barriers to financial independence by improving access to transportation support (TS) services and expanding the range of available TS services. This report summarizes the $2 million in TI program service and voucher expenditures and the characteristics of clients served from January 2016 through June 2019. A companion report will evaluate the impact of the TI on CSO-level measures of financial independence, caseload, and WorkFirst sanction rates.

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