Comparative Views on the Role and Effect of Faith in Social Services
Category: Evaluation of Current Services
Document Type: Report
A set of case studies comparing faith-based to secular providers of drug treatment programs in the Puget Sound area, homeless housing programs in the state of Michigan, and parenting programs in the state of Mississippi found that there were more similarities among service providers than the debate rhetoric would suggest, but some distinctive attributes as well. FBOs tended to serve more troubled clients and for longer periods. They - particularly groups with high levels of faith integration - tended to view their service as a moral endeavor, a process of client change involving ‘transformation from the inside out,’ rather than one of imparting technical skills.
Publisher: The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy
Number of Pages: 222