WAYne Forward identified and focused on four main issue areas that if addressed would improve the quality of life and decrease poverty in the community. The areas identified were health, workforce development, education, and housing. Since June 2018, work groups have met monthly to identify clear objectives for their work and explore solutions that could support the community.
A key finding across these work groups and through the contributions of the advisory group is that there are existing assets that the community can build on. In fact, one major effort undertaken was to map the institutions delivering programs and services that address these key areas of focus for WAYne Forward.