This At-A-Glance summary uses the Foundation’s Making Connections six core results as a framework for describing how faith-based organizations can serve low-income individuals and families in their communities. The summary lists the type of programs faith-based organizations have created and provides guidance on how faith-based organizations might develop their own services to serve vulnerable populations. This summary is the companion document to the report Achieving Six Core Results: The Role of Faith-Based Organizations, also available on this website.
Potential exists within faith institutions to transform the lives and neighborhoods of disadvantaged families. Faith-based organizations have been successful in helping residents in their communities secure gainful employment, purchase affordable housing, engage youth in productive activities and improve neighborhood safety.
Congregations and related faith-based organizations are changing their communities by changing the lives of individuals and families.