Supports and Safety Net

Empower vulnerable populations to succeed

Breaking the cycle of poverty is hard. But we’re making important strides. By helping public support and safety net programs work together, we’re transforming lives by improving access to much-needed services and jobs

Complex social and economic issues persist

~$1 trillion

is spent annually by federal, state and local governments


federal programs support low-income households

40+ million

individuals live in poverty

Building healthy, thriving communities offers a way forward

It requires a holistic approach. After all, escaping poverty depends on many factors – employment, safe housing, nutrition, health, child care. Our decades of experience across health and human services helps us break down silos between programs to achieve better outcomes.

Person-centered case management

By taking into consideration each individual’s entire situation — including their needs, motivations and barriers — we’re able to help them create a pathway to their goals. We then connect them with the services and programs they need to succeed and become self-sufficient.

Greater coordination of services

When public, private, community and faith-based programs coordinate to serve people better, it increases buy-in from individuals. We help at every step, rethinking outdated rules and even realigning program missions.

Flexible funding of programs

We’ll help you consider new blended and braided funding models. These models can encompass partnerships with other programs and sectors, giving you more flexibility to achieve your goals.

All the support you need

With Maximus, you’ll benefit from best practices and innovations across programs, plus staff as knowledgeable as they are compassionate. See how we can help you maximize administrative and operational efficiency, and enhance support for your citizens.

Forward-thinking employment program in Milwaukee moves people towards resilience

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the fifth largest city in the Midwest. It is also a city in transition, where workers are re-assessing their priorities and job interests following the pandemic. The Milwaukee FoodShare Employment and Training Program (FSET), operated by Maximus, plays a critical role in helping community members reach their goals. By providing FSET participants with the support, training, and job skills they need to pursue a career that’s right for them – including less traditional career paths like commercial truck driving – we move people towards resilience, stability, and good paying jobs that facilitate economic mobility.

Find out how we’re making a difference in Milwaukee

salary of FSET participant turned commercial truck driver

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