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Author Bartkowski, John P., 1966-
Title The arc of faith-based initiatives : religion's changing role in welfare service provision / John P. Bartkowski, Susan E. Grettenberger.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]

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Subject Church charities.
Social service -- Religious aspects.
Alt Name Grettenberger, Susan E.,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Faith-based persistence and permutations -- Faith-based initiatives reconsidered: the complicated relationship between religion and social welfare service provision -- Faith-based versus secular support for fragile families: parent education in the rural South -- Across the continuum of care: transitional housing programs in the Midwest -- Addiction recovery: residential drug and alcohol treatment programs in the Pacific Northwest -- Does faith matter? Client transformation in parenting, housing, and addiction recovery programs -- Conclusion: promising partners or strange bedfellows? Faith-based providers and government funders.
Summary This volume offers an in-depth examination of a diverse range of faith-based programs implemented in three different geographical locales: family support in rural Mississippi, transitional housing in Michigan, and addiction recovery in the Pacific Northwest (Washington-Oregon). Various types of religious service providers--faith-intensive and faith-related--are carefully examined, and secular organizations also serve as an illuminating point of comparison. Among other insights, this book reveals how the "three C's" of social service provision--programmatic content, organizational culture, and ecological context--all combine to shape the delivery of welfare services in the nonprofit world. This book warns against simplistic generalizations about faith-based organizations. Faith-based providers exhibit considerable diversity and, quite often, remarkable resilience in the face of challenging social circumstances. An appreciation of these nuances is critical as policies concerning faith-based organizations continue to evolve.
ISBN 9783319906683 (electronic bk.)
3319906682 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-90668-3
OCLC # 1036731377
Additional Format Print version: 3319906674 9783319906676 (OCoLC)1029883783