Population: Populations with Barriers to Employment

People with Substance Use Disorders

MDRC evaluates specialized employment programs for individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) who may also receive public assistance.

The Latest

A San Diego program used IPS to help people with a range of disabilities find employment. This report summarizes 15-month evaluation findings from an earlier report and presents new impact findings. Of note, the analysis found the program increased earnings by almost $4,000 over the two-year follow-up period.


The information technology (IT) sector has great potential to help workers with low incomes improve their prospects in the labor market. This review examines the IT training offered by an employment services provider in New York and the impact such training had on career advancement opportunities for program participants.