Shaping street-children organizations across the americas: The influence of political, social, and cultural contexts on covenant house and casa alianza

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Abstract

Covenant House, a non-governmental, social action organization assisting homeless children in the United States is compared and contrasted with its Latin American counterpart organization, Casa Alianza, which services street-living and street-working children throughout Mexico and Central America. Although Covenant House and Casa Alianza share a common mission: to protect children and guarantee their rights through promoting social justice, clear differences in organizational structure, program philosophy, intervention techniques and client characteristics are evident ltural contexts within which both organizations are embedded reveals how surrounding macrofactors can influence and uniquely shape social action organizations in their efforts to develop and deliver systematic and indigenous responses to the homeless, street-children population throughout the Americas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-102
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 29 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Casa alianza
  • Cognitive behavioral model
  • Covenant house
  • Empowerment
  • Homeless children
  • Liberation theology
  • Social action
  • Street children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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