Homeless Terms To Know – Faith Based

“Faith Based” is the term used to designate any homeless service provider that is associated with a religion.
Fundamentalist Christians are known for operating rescue missions.
Catholics have St Vincent DePaul centers and a variety of services under the name of Ladies of Charity.   
The Salvation Army is also a Christian faith based organization.   
Those are the largest and most well known organizations, but there are many other faith based homeless service providers.  Some of these organizations require the homeless to participate in religious activities in exchange for services, but not all.

Faith-based groups provide the vast majority of homeless services in the United States, but in recent years the effectiveness of faith based organizations to end homelessness has been called into question.  A shift away from the faith-based paradigms is currently underway, moving services toward more scientific, evidence based, approach to dealing with homelessness.

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About Kevin Barbieux

I have been diagnosed as being chronically homeless. I write about my experiences and opinions of being homeless
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