Ecumenical Housing: Providing Housing and Services

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cathryne L. Schmitz, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Over the last two decades child and family poverty has increased while resources for families at risk have decreased. Families in large urban areas, faced with increasing poverty and isolation, arc at very high risk. Economic, and often racial, isolation leaves these families struggling amidst inadequate resources as they attempt to move their children into a position of strength. Without adequate, stable, safe housing families cannot meet their most basic needs. Beyond housing, families need access to the resources and services which help them gain the personal and job skills needed to gain economic self-sufficiency. This article reviews the development of one agency's work to provide the housing and support services low income single mothers need to help them move to a position of self-sufficiency.

Additional Information

Publication
Social Thought, 19 (2), 89-102.
Language: English
Date: 1999
Keywords
Low income housing, poverty, self-sufficiency, economic isolation, working class, single mothers

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