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Making It Work (MIW) Program

Making It Work is a five-week job readiness program for Food Supplement Program (formerly Food Stamps) recipients.

  • The program aims to prepare participants for work by providing assessment, adult education, enhancing job search skills, effective interviewing strategies and encouraging effective communication. 

  • Making It Work provides each participant with a coordinator who assists by providing referrals to outside agencies, identifying goals for the future and working on strategies to achieve these goals.

  • The program offers bus tokens, job placement assistance and on-site child care for ages six weeks to four years.

  • Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Young Parent Support Center located at 201 Back River Neck Road in Essex, Maryland.

  • Orientation takes place on Mondays, which is required prior to starting the program. 


Denise Olson, Making it Work Coordinator
Phone: 410-853-3875

Nataleen Wilder, Food Stamp Employment and Training Worker
Phone: 410-853-3380

Revised June 20, 2014

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