The City of New York has achieved unprecedented success over the past several years in moving individuals from welfare to work. However, a significant number of those remaining on cash assistance have extremely complex clinical barriers to employability including medical, mental health and substance abuse conditions. HRA/DSS’s Customized Assistance Services (CAS) is a division which develops programs that provide comprehensive, individualized and clinically focused services in order to help clients achieve their maximum degree of self-reliance.
Working in conjunction with HRA/DSS’s Family Independence Administration (FIA) and Medical Insurance and Community Services Administration (MICSA), CAS can provide a seamless continuum of care to clients with complicated barriers to employment. They do so by promoting and monitoring physical and mental well-being and providing vocational rehabilitation services.
Learn about CAS's WeCARE program.