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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Abstract

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
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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