DHS Looking For ‘Job Navigators’ To Help People Find Alternatives To Cash Assistance

DETROIT (WWJ) – The Michigan Department of Human Services is looking for volunteers to help people find alternatives to state cash assistance … as welfare changes take effect Saturday.

The DHS calls them Job Navigators. Director Maura Corrigan says their role is to help people who have problems that stand in the way of their finding a job.

“If they’ve got a transportation issue, they’d help them with transportation, remind them, we created this job navigator program, similarly to what we’ve done in the Child Welfare side, which is to create adoption navigators, because the system is complicated for a person who hasn’t been in it,” said Corrigan.

About 40,000 people state-wide are losing their cash assistance. It’s estimated 30,000 of those are children.


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