MHS is implementing TTS as a national standard of care to treat the condition of poverty. We are training community-based organizations to train other organizations across their community. TTS is a generative social enterprise that drives transformational change.
In order to expand access to and understanding of an industry wide standard of care, training opportunities will be delivered in person and through internet-based technologies, as available. This will increase reach and allow for delivery of specific modules of learning as integrated or standalone training offerings. MHS is now actively pursuing this framework with the hire of an Information Technology Director and is committed to integrating meaningful data collection and analysis. Research is a critical component to the TTS standard of care. MHS is committed to developing platforms to capture data and quantify outcomes across multiple organizations to evoke a standard of care, just as in healthcare. Data is essential to guide the ongoing evaluation and development of the standard practice. We are committed to retaining existing research, while pursuing essential research and subject-matter experts to develop these platforms.
Each organization will implement a plan specific to their client base. This process is a result of guided facilitation in the training where participants follow the instructions for developing a plan of action, creating an internal Action Council and gauge activity and outcomes on a regular basis. The Action Council will be internal leadership or key personnel that will be advocates for TTS and support implementation with time and resources.
Expand curriculum to include a T1 (train the worker) segment; 1 hour, 2 hour and 4 hour overview to advance awareness and culture development, September 2014. This would be provided by a combination of in person and on line delivery of information.
Develop National Marketing Strategy, November 2014
Expand 'Map of My Dreams' visual and learning tools for client segments; children, youth, young adult, adult and older adults, December 2014
Design and install Electronic Storefront, branding TTS services and products for purchase, December 2014
Evolve curriculum from four day to three day train the worker, March 2015
Establish Learning Management System for the delivery of training, control of curriculum versioning and electronic registration process, June 1015 (Spanish and Arabic translations are required)
Obtain National Continuing Education Units(ongoing education required for licensure) for Social Workers and Clinical Therapists, September 2015
Develop and implement national database and reporting tool, December 2015
Train 717 individuals by December 2015
Develop a T4 curriculum for the educational segment, suitable for inclusion in college and university schooling, February 2016
Evolve the Head Start curriculum from an eight day to a five day delivery process, March 2016
Establish customer support center, including implementation of customer contact management system, July 2016
Impact positive movement for 8,600 clients through 717 committed trained TTS workers by December 2016
By the end of year three, through MHS efforts and with our Centers of Excellence (partners contributing to this commitment) TTS will aim to reach 87,859 clients. Each client will complete an individualized plan based on their goals and with the support of Matrix staff. Plans are accompanied by key action steps that the client completes. Support for access to resources is offered by Matrix and partner organizations. Milestones reached are celebrated and new goals are set as appropriate. Participants meet with Matrix staff based on a mutually agreeable frequency and at a rate to assure success for each client.
We anticipate 60% of those clients will stay engaged thorough regular check-ins and reporting progress on their plans or sharing gaps and need for additional support. We anticipate continued participation for 52,715 clients. Of those clients, we expect 80% or 42,172 will follow through with their plans. Of those clients, we will show positive movement at 90% for a total of 37,955. An estimated, 37,955 clients will be directly affected with an anticipated 140,479 individuals indirectly affected.
In 2013, the U.S. government operated 92 programs specifically designed to fight poverty; at a cost of nearly 800 billion annually. Yet, over 46 million Americans, one in 16 are living in poverty.
Transition to Success (TTS) is an evidence based standard of care that treats the condition of poverty. TTS integrates demonstrated best practices of care management, volunteerism, financial literacy and peer mentoring across health care, human services, education, faith-based and government programs. TTS trains direct care staff to work with clients to define a CARE (Coordinating All Resources Effectively) Plan and 'Map of My Dreams.' The CARE Plan addresses immediate basic of food, healthcare and shelter; while the 'Map of My Dreams' plots long term goals leading to financial stability and improved health. The model has demonstrated improved outcomes for health, education and economic self-sufficiency for children, youth and individuals living in poverty.
TTS outcomes are measured utilizing a simple and reliable framework that quantifies 19 domains that include a client's basic, intermediate, and advanced needs, which are initially scored by a human service worker on a sliding scale with (1) one being in crisis and (5) being self-sufficient. As clients meet their basic needs, they begin to self-score while continuing to build confidence and move to self-sufficiency.
TTS direct care workers across health care, human services, government, and education sectors work with clients to identify, prioritize and ensure access to all services and supports, maximizing the existing, already funded delivery network, essential to improve health and economic self-sufficiency.
The scalability of TTS requires investment in an institution that can collect multi-site date, complete comparative and meta-analysis and develop the next iteration of standards, protocols and analytics. Implementing Partners generate the site-specific data generated by TTS trained organizations and direct care providers.
Media Support promotes the essential culture shift of “treatable condition”, undermining the stigma and character flaw mentality. (often associated with people living in poverty).
Topic Expertise is key to driving national social transformation.
Transition To Success offers health, human services, government, education and faith based organizations training and education to treat the condition of poverty as an environmentally based medical condition. The integration of this paradigm shift with uniform protocols and analytics brings continuous quality improvement to the treatment of poverty.