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Faith-based programs and their influence on homelessness.

Authors
  • Bass, Ben Gray
Type
Published Article
Journal
Family & Community Health
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
32
Issue
4
Pages
314–319
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e3181b91f25
PMID: 19752633
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In America today, homelessness is coming under increasing pressure by federal, state, local, and faith-based providers of prevention and intervention services. American philanthropy makes a response to this pervasive problem possible through faith-based institutional and local efforts that facilitate the effectiveness of governmental programs designed to eliminate long-term homelessness by 2014. Faith-based providers of services are on the front line of efforts to wrap services around willing participants who build or rebuild effective social and instrumental resources. Most homelessness is temporary and even long-term homelessness often responds to supportive services delivered in a stable housing environment.

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