ONE PAGER MCFI
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1938 as Jewish Vocational Service, our initial focus was to assist immigrant families fleeing oppression in Europe to settle in Milwaukee and find jobs. From these roots, the agency pioneered many innovative approaches for people of all ages, abilities and other challenges to achieve independence.
WHAT WE DO
Today, MCFI provides person-centered care across 30-plus programs for children and adults living with a disability, complex medical condition, serious mental illness, barrier to employment or other challenges. We are working to advance health equity – where everyone has the opportunity to succeed without limits.
WHO WE SERVE
MCFI is an affiliate of CFI and together they serve more than 25,000 children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities; mental health and substance use disorders; employment barriers; and other challenges.
Since 2018, Grebe’s Bakery has hired MCFI Employment Services clients to demonstrate the benefits and joys of working with people with disabilities. Today, four clients work in its production facility.
Said Clare Dusold, Grebe’s development coordinator: “They’ve just changed our culture.”
MCFI Employment Services provides people with barriers to work — including disabilities and past criminal convictions — with skill-development and education services, placement, and coaching to help them gain and maintain meaningful employment and improve their social and emotional health.
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Grebes, MCFI work to bridge unemployment gap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1bxvcHzmOI