About Us

What is Ways to Work?

Ways to Work is a unique Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Milwaukee, WI. Through our network of partners across the country, we provide financial education, and support to working families with challenging credit histories. We are an alternative to predatory lenders for people with a demonstrated commitment to improving their credit status, moving up in the workforce and achieving increased self-sufficiency.

As an asset-building and economic self-sufficiency program for underserved populations without access to conventional financial resources, Ways to Work helps families move off of and stay off welfare and dependency programs. Instead of handouts, it provides families a helping hand-up toward a more stable financial future.

Ways to Work partners with nonprofit, family-serving agencies that are members of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. The Alliance family of companies includes both Ways to Work, Inc. and FEI Behavioral Health which are both based in Milwaukee, Wis.

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