Faith-Based Initiatives

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.

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Faith in Communities

The Annie E. Casey Foundation seeks to help faith-based organizations, such as the Providence In-town Churches Association Food Pantry, improve and expand how they serve community members in need.

Published July 18, 2011

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Casey Connects: Summer 2011

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.

Published June 21, 2011

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Balancing Justice with Mercy

This report presents the Healing Communities detailed model of prisoner reentry, where the time for engaging members of the congregation is any time from arrest through reintegration after a “returning citizen” returns home from prison.

Published October 1, 2008

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Achieving the Six Core Results

This document presents information that describes how smaller faith-based organizations have developed services and programs to meet the economic and other needs of low-income individuals and families living in their community.

Published January 1, 2006

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Way to Give

This report describes the practice of tithing within low-income congregations and illustrates how tithing is tied to asset building, based on interviews with clergy and congregation members. It includes brief summaries of different types of congregations.

Published January 2, 2005

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