Faith communities play a trusted role in the social fabric of communities and are a particularly powerful resource for supporting the needs of kids and families. As part of Making Connections, investments advanced the efforts of faith-based organizations primarily focusing on prisoner reentry and children with incarcerated parents.
This issue of Casey Connects spotlights four initiatives that the Annie E. Casey Foundation has invested in for the last decade: aiding the formerly incarcerated, promoting responsible fatherhood, supporting healthy relationships and tapping into the strengths of faith-based organizations. The end goal in each of these efforts is the same: Give kids in tough communities a better shot at success.
This guide, developed for an interdenominational Christian audience, explains the Healing Communities model which seeks to engage congregations in the restoration and healing of their members who have been affected by crime and incarceration.
This guide, developed in partnership with the Progressive National Baptist Convention, explains the Healing Communities model which seeks to engage congregations in the restoration and healing of their members who have been affected by crime and incarceration.
This report describes a faith-based voter registration initiative in eight communities. The initiative focused on congregations of varying denominations to help identify non-voters and register them to vote.
This report looks at the enormity of the substance abuse problem in the United States andexplores how religion may be the best hope for a solution in ethnic communities.
This summary document describes how faith-based organizations can develop services and programs to meet the economic and other needs of low-income individuals and families living in their communities.