Building Better Programs

Ramsey County’s Individual Placement and Support Job Search Model

Ramsey County (St. Paul, MN) piloted a program to test whether the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model which has primarily been used to increase employment among individuals with significant and persistent mental illness could be used successfully with TANF recipients with significant employment barriers.  For the project, it gathered into the same location mental health services, health care services, and employment services and followed the design of the IPS model for placing recipients in competitive employment.  The pilot results were positive, suggesting that the model can be adapted effectively for TANF recipients with disabilities.

CBPP webinar on Ramsey County’ IPS Job Search Model
Webinar Video
Webinar Slides

OPRE Report – The TANF/SSI Disability Transition Project: Innovative Strategies for Serving TANF Recipients with Disabilities

Dartmouth IPS Supported Employment Center