Center for Changing Lives Minneapolis



Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

LSS conducts employment services for Hennepin County, Minnesota residents in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) program. MFIP employment counselors help families move toward self-sufficiency. People are referred to the program through Hennepin County.

We help participants navigate the entire process of finding a job and offer personal support.

Program services


We help you identify your interests and skills through a series of assessments that will help match you with a career that has the greatest potential for your success.


Through our training center, we help participants gain the skills necessary to find and maintain a job, and to excel at work.

With the help of community partnerships, we connect program participants to occupational training that leads to employment. Past participants have completed skills training in construction work, customer service and computers, as well as training to become nursing assistants.


  • Connection with area employers through our partnership with organizations and corporations.
  • Supportive resources to help overcome barriers to employment such as childcare, mental health support, housing services and transportation.


You must be referred to LSS from Hennepin County’s MFIP Coordination Office to qualify for LSS employment services. When applying for MFIP services, you may choose to select LSS as your first choice. We look forward to working with you! Cases can also be transferred from other employment service agencies in Hennepin County.

About the MFIP program

The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is Minnesota’s federally funded welfare reform program for low-income families with children. MFIP provides cash, food, health care and child care assistance. When most families apply for MFIP assistance, they must first participate in the Diversionary Work Program (DWP) for four months. If participants are unable to find employment while in the DWP, they are referred to an MFIP employment services provider, such as LSS.