MEF Associates is a small social policy research firm specializing in rigorous research and analysis to shape the design and implementation of social programs.
Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals, children, and families by building knowledge and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of public policy and programs. MEF Associates was founded by Mike Fishman and Mary Farrell in 2009. Our staff members are experts in a wide array of social policy areas and have performed work for federal, state, and private clients.
Current projects include work for the Administration for Children and Families, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Urban Families, and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. In all of our work, we take pride in our ability to deliver policy relevant solutions based on rigorous research and analysis.
Angela Gaffney co-authored a brief summarizing findings from a survey of State Refugee Coordinators as part of the study, Understanding the Interaction between TANF and Refugee Cash Assistance.
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