ReWORKing Welfare Technical Assistance for States and Localities. Appendix B: Programs, Organizations, and Contact Information

03/01/1997

This appendix lists some programs and organizations from which you can learn more about various aspects of work first. The list is not intended to be comprehensive; it includes only those sources that contributed to or are mentioned in the text.

Programs

America Works (Sections 27, 31). General contact: Richard Greenwald, Development Manager, 575 8th Ave., 14th Floor, New York, NY 10018; (212) 244-5627, Fax (212) 244-5628.

Atlanta Work First Program (Sections 1, 2, 4, 21). General contact: Sylvia Elam, Chief, State of Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services, 2 Peachtree St., 14th Floor, Suite 318, Atlanta, GA 30303; (404) 657-3737, Fax (404) 657-3755.

Center for Employment Training (CET) (Section 29). General contact: Bob Johnston, Planning and Research Director, 701 Vine St., San Jose, CA 95110; (408) 287-7924, Fax (408) 294-7849.

Columbus, Ohio, JOBS (Sections 17, 24). General contact: Leila Hardaway, Deputy Director for Community Opportunity Centers, 80 East Fulton St., Columbus, OH 43215; (614) 462-5818, Fax (614) 462-6329.

Connecticut Reach for Jobs First (Section 31). General contact: Amparo Stella Garcia, Connecticut Department of Social Services, 25 Sigourney St., Hartford CT 06106; (860) 424-5346, Fax (860) 951-2996.

Florida Family Transition Program (Sections 1, 9, 21, 28, 29, 36, 40). Program planning contact: Jan Blauvelt, Human Services Program Manager, Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Economic Self-Sufficiency, P.O. Box 8420, Pensacola, FL 32505-0420; (904) 444-8159, Fax (904) 444-8332. Program implementation contact: Shirley Jacques, Program Operations Administrator, Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Economic Self-Sufficiency, P.O. Box 8420, Pensacola, FL 32505-0420; (904) 444-5764, Fax (904) 444-5766. Program activities contact: Norman W. Cushon, Region IA Administrator, 700 South Palafox St., Suite 135, Pensacola, FL 32501; (904) 444-5860, Fax (904) 444-5850.

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (Sections 7, 29, 30, 35). General contact: Diane Hausinger, Deputy Director, Department of Social Services, P.O. Box 1196, 87 Vincent St., Fond du Lac, WI 54936; (414) 929-3433, Fax (414) 929-3447.

Grand Rapids, Michigan, JOBS (Sections 1, 2, 4, 9, 15, 21, 33). General contact: Jim Poelstra, Section Manager, 415 Franklin St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507; (616) 247-6147, Fax (616) 247-6100.

IndEx, Inc. (Sections 11, 30). General contact: Wayne Rowley, President, 616 South Boston Ave., Suite 100, Tulsa, OK 74119; (918) 560-0241, Fax (918) 585-8386.

Los Angeles, California, Jobs-First GAIN (Sections 18, 20, 26, 28 30, 38). General contact: John Martinelli, Chief of GAIN Division, Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, 3629 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte, CA 91731; (818) 350-4743, Fax (818) 452-0627.

The Minnesota Family Investment Program (Sections 8, 36, 38). General contact: Chuck Johnson, Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services, 444 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul, MN 55155; (612) 297-4727, Fax (612) 297-5840. Case management contacts: Joan Truhler, Case Management Program Advisor, 444 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul, MN 55155-3837; (612) 297-5385, Fax (612) 215-1818, or Nancy Vivian, same address; (612) 296-5831, Fax (612) 215-1818.

The New Hope Project (Sections 30, 38). General contact: Sharon Schulz, Executive Director, 623 North 35th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208; (414) 342-3338, Fax (414) 342-4078.

Oregon JOBS (Sections 20, 23). General contact: Michelle Wallace, Deputy Manager for Field Services, Adult and Family Services, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem, OR 97310; (503) 945-6841, Fax (503) 373-7032.

Project Match (Sections 31, 34). General contact: Ria Majeske, Research Associate, Project Match, Erickson Institute, 420 North Wabash Ave., 6th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 755-2250, ext. 2297, Fax (312) 755-2255.

Riverside, California, GAIN (Sections 1, 2, 4, 6, 15, 18, 21, 22, 26, 33). General contact: Marilyn Kuhlman, GAIN Program Manager, Riverside County Department of Public Social Services, 4060 County Circle Drive, Riverside, CA 92503; (909) 358-3008, Fax (909) 358-3036.

Utah Family Employment Program (Sections 8, 9, 36, 37). General contact: John Davenport, Program Specialist, 120 North 200 West, Room 325, Salt Lake City, UT 84103; (801) 538-3968, Fax (801) 538-4212.

Vermont Welfare Restructuring Project (Sections 12, 18, 28, 30, 40). General contact: Jackie Levine, Commissioner Staff Assistant, Department of Social Welfare, 103 South Main St., Waterbury, VT 05671-1201; (802) 241-2852, Fax (801) 241-2830. JOBS Program contact: Steve Gold, Reach-Up Director, Reach-Up DSW, 103 South Main St., Waterbury, VT 05671-1201; (802) 241-2834, Fax (802) 241-2830.

Washington Works (Section 27). General contact: Amanda Madorno, Community Relations Director, 616 First St., 5th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104; (206) 343-9731, Fax (206) 343-5865.

Organizations and Agencies

American Public Welfare Association: 810 First St., N.E., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20002-4267; (202) 682-0100, Fax (202) 289-6555.

Center for Law and Social Policy: 1616 P St., N.W., Suite 150, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 328-5140, Fax (202) 328-5195.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: 820 First St., N.E., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002; (202) 408-1080, Fax (202) 408-1056.

Child Care Action Campaign: 330 Seventh Ave., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001; (212) 239-0138, Fax (212) 268-6515.

Child Care Law Center: 22 Second St., 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105; (415) 495-5498, Fax (415) 495-6734.

Children's Defense Fund: 25 E St., N.W., Washington, DC 20001; (202) 628-8787, Fax (202) 662-3510.

Curtis and Associates, Inc.: P.O. Box 206, Kearney, NE 68848; 1-800-658-4399, Fax (308) 237-7981.

Cygnet Associates: 101 Hickory Lane, Annapolis, MD 21403; (410) 280-5128, Fax (410) 626-1171.

Families and Work Institute: 330 Seventh Ave., 14th Floor, New York, NY 10001; (212) 465-2044, Fax (212) 465-8637.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies: 1319 F St., N.W., Suite 810, Washington, DC 20004; (202) 393-5501, Fax (202) 393-1109.

National Center for Children in Poverty: 154 Haven Ave., New York, NY 10032; (212) 927-8793, Fax (212) 927-9162.

National Governors' Association: 444 North Capitol St., Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512; (202) 624-5327, Fax (202) 624-5313.

Greg Newton Associates: One Hanson St., Boston, MA 02118; (617) 426-5533, Fax (617) 426-5588.

Urban Institute: 2100 M St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037; (202) 833-7200, Fax (202) 331-9747. Please address LaDonna Pavetti or Pam Holcomb.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Susan Greenblatt, Chief, Technical Assistance Branch, Division of Self-Sufficiency, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families. 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20447; (202) 401-4849, Fax (202) 205-5887.

U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Labor Force Statistics, Room 4675, 2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20212; (202) 606-6378, Fax (202) 606-6345.

Welfare Information Network: 1341 G St., N.W., Suite 820, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-5790, Fax (202) 628-4205.