Forward Services Corporation

Forward Services Corporation is an organization that provides W-2 (Wisconsin Works) and FSET (Food Share Employment Training) with a variety of career services. Employment specialists/caseworkers specialize in assisting participants with job skills training, professional development and education, interview skills, resume building, and life skills. They help address some of the barriers to employment, including language, transportation, child care, work attire, education, and more.

Wisconsin Works (W-2) is Wisconsin’s primary Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, otherwise known as TANF. W-2 provides employment preparation services, case management, and cash assistance to eligible families. FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) is a state program that helps FoodShare members build their job skills and find jobs. Some
FoodShare participants are required to participate in a specific number of hours of job-seeking or career-building activities to be eligible for the program.

FoodWIse has been partnering with Forward Services Corporation for 10+ years to provide food budgeting classes to W-2 and FSET clients. Weekly classes, called Money for Food, are offered virtually to clients in Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Sheboygan, and Manitowoc Counties. Using the Healthy Cents curriculum, Janeth Orozco (FoodWIse Educator) teaches the life skills important
to create a family food budget, meal planning, and food shopping. These classes have helped countless families stretch their food dollars longer throughout the month and to spend their food dollars in healthier, more cost-effective ways.