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 We help at every step, rethinking outdated rules and even realigning program missions.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.

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Helping agencies get to a new normal after the PHE is lifted

After the pandemic, state agencies will have to contend with a new set of challenges as they begin unwinding the public health emergency (PHE) rules. Maximus is here to help you hit the ground running.

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Innovative welfare-to-work approach succeeds in DC

In Washington, D.C., our TANF program engages and empowers individuals, increasing their chances for long-term self-sufficiency. Our approach? Foster personal responsibility rather than force it. We do this by getting everyone from family to the community fully invested – and employing “wrap-around” case management that coordinates many support services, including job training, mentoring, mental health counseling and crisis management. As a result, we’ve been named “Top Performing Vendor” by the Department of Human Services.

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job retention rate for 180 days and $13.73 average wage in 2018