Mobility Mentoring® Services
CWU’s Mobility Mentoring® Services staff and programs promote economic independence among low-income women and their children by offering highly individualized basic skills training, education, and career guidance to homeless and stably housed low-income women and their families.
Specially trained staff use CWU’s Bridge to Self-Sufficiency™ and related tools to guide program participants through goal setting and self-assessment activities that determine clients’ optimal route to economic independence based on their unique circumstances. Program participants then set and attain personalized educational, financial and career-related goals that will lead them out of poverty. They also receive a range of services to help develop the internal assets and life skills that are essential to achieve self-sufficiency.
Career Family Opportunity
Career Family Opportunity (CFO) is CWU’s groundbreaking pilot program that helps families achieve full economic independence. CFO participants create personalized plans laying out the steps they need to take to acquire the skills, knowledge, and strategies of a stable future.
Mobility Mentoring™ Centers
At Mobility Mentoring™ Centers—with current locations in Boston and Cambridge—low-income families and individuals receive free assessments, one-on-one counseling, and referrals to community resources that will help them and their families get ahead.
Woman to WOman
CWU’s Woman to Woman (WTW) program presents low-income women an opportunity to develop, in one setting, the skills, knowledge, and strategies necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency at no cost to eligible participants. Training WTW participants receive are grounded in the five pillars of CWU’s Bridge to Self-Sufficiency™. The comprehensive program provides computer training, career development, financial management, and life skills training as well as one-on-one education and career counseling to help them chart their next steps.