Many families seeking cash assistance through the Michigan Family Independence Program (FIP) face significant barriers in securing and retaining employment. From child care to transportation and literacy, career coaches cite a long list of barriers that can keep families from achieving self-sufficiency.
Applicants for cash assistance will take part in a robust, results-oriented work participation program – PATH. The program features a 21-day assessment period during which barriers to employment are identified and coaches work individually with clients to connect them with resources to address these barriers. An emphasis on training, employment and education is at the heart of the program. The PATH program is administered by SEMCA in Wayne County (excluding Detroit) and Monroe County.