Faith communities provide hope for the homeless

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSHomeless Previous articleTiny houses to be featured at design showcaseNext articleIt’s my party and I’ll cry (foul) if I want to Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taxpayers save more than $9 for every $1 invested in faith-based services for the homelessWould the homeless in America be better off if churches and other faith-based organizations stopped providing services to people in need?  Not according to a new study from Baylor University.According to the new study, faith-based organizations provide 58 percent of emergency shelter beds for the homeless in eleven cities across the nation.In Omaha, faith-based organizations provide 90 % of the available emergency shelter beds.Houston: 79 %Indianapolis: 78 %Baltimore: 74 %So where would all these homeless people go if Christians who do acts of compassion out of a faith perspective are no longer around?Faith-based organizations are at the forefront of addressing root causes of homelessness, providing not only the majority of emergency shelter beds but innovating long-term solutions, a new study by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion concludes. The study looked at homelessness in 11 cities and is part of a growing body of independent research examining the socio-economic impact of faith-based organizations across the United States.Use this link to learn more.Use this link to access the report, an executive summary and graphics. Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more