Faith-based programs and outcomes for street-living youth in Los Angeles, Mumbai and Nairobi: A comparative study

Kristin M. Ferguson, Karl Dortzbach, Grace R. Dyrness, Neela Dabir, Donna Spruijt-Metz

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This study explores programs and outcomes for homeless street youth in faith-based organizations in Los Angeles, Mumbai and Nairobi. Findings reveal differences in conceptions of street youth and services provided. Similarities are manifested in client outcomes. Recommendations are offered to improve social welfare policies and service provision for street youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-177+276+278+280+282
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008



  • Comparative
  • Faith-based organization
  • Homeless
  • Outcomes
  • Street youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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