CENTER FOR WORKING FAMILIES

Organization name: Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFÉ)

Program Type

Financial aid & financial literacy programs
Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Ages Served:

19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: One of 12 Center for Working Families (CWF) sites in Indianapolis, CAFE helps families access a full range of services to lift them out of poverty and achieve long- term financial stability. Built on a model developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, CWF provides people with the tools they need to increase their income, reduce expenses, and build investments for their families. Specifically, CWF provides employment and career advancement services, financial literacy and coaching, and access to income supports – all in one location.
Success Metrics: Net worth increases, credit score increases, reduction in debt, job placements, wage increases, added benefits, job retentions

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

1,300

Black or African Americans Annually Served

82%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

8%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: Far Eastside

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $175,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $220,000

Contact Information

Organization Name: Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFÉ)
Website: https://www.cafeindy.org/
Respondents Name: Michael Howe
Email: Michael Howe

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