HHS and other federal agencies support a wide range of technical assistance (TA) initiatives – including both virtual and in-person efforts – to support their significant investment in local communities working to improve economic resilience and well-being. Virtual TA is a form of planned and ongoing TA delivered remotely with built-in opport
ASPE has contracted with Research Triangle Institute and the University of North Carolina School of Government for this project, which seeks to understand how local, state, faith-based, and nonprofit human services programs and organizations can create and use social capital to increase employment, reduce poverty, and improve child and family well
The 1996 National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients: A Comparison of Faith-Based and Secular Non-Profit Programs. Appendix B: Ways That Government Financially Supports Faith-Based Social Services
Luis Lugo, Director of the Religion Program at the Pew Charitable Trusts, has developed a nine-point scale in describing the variety of ways that the government can support faith-based agencies in organizations in their delivery of social welfare services. The nine types of government support — ordered from high to low in terms of general pub
The 1996 National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients: A Comparison of Faith-Based and Secular Non-Profit Programs. Appendix A: Types of Programs Included in NSHAPC
NSHAPC covered 16 different types of homeless assistance programs, defined as follows:
Statutes from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia were the primary sources of information for this report. Each state’s statutes were accessed via the Internet—usually through the state legislature’s Website. As of this writing, all of the statutes were current through at least 2003. This report is not intended to be a legal
This report focuses on laws that criminalize voluntary sexual acts involving a minor that would be legal if not for the age of one or more of the participants. The report does not include laws where the legality of the sexual acts is dependent on the relationship of the participants (e.g., incest, sex between teachers and students or doctors and p
Unlike most rape laws, in which force is a key element of the offense, statutory rape laws assume that all sexual activities with individuals below a certain age are coercive, even if both parties believe their participation is voluntary. Generally, statutory rape laws define the age below which an individual is legally incapable of consenting to
 The Alan Guttmacher Institute (1994). Sex and America’s Teenagers. New York.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is concerned about the health of adolescents, including unwanted sexual contact at a young age. For example, research finds that:
Work on this project was funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a contract to The Lewin Group. This report benefited greatly from the oversight and input of Jerry Silverman, the ASPE Project Officer.
The 1996 National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients: A Comparison of Faith-Based and Secular Non-Profit Programs. Conclusions
Faith-based and other community-based non-profit organizations have a long history of helping people in need. The NSHAPC data analyzed here provide yet more evidence of the continuing importance of faith-based organizations in serving people who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness. Faith-based non-profits run the majority of homeless
The 1996 National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients: A Comparison of Faith-Based and Secular Non-Profit Programs. Government Funding of Homeless Assistance Programs
Revenue streams in non-profit organizations are “a complex mix of private and public dollars raised through grants, contracts, fees for services, sales, donations, investment income, special events income, and income from commercial ventures” (Boris 1998) and NSHAPC collected only very limited funding information from service providers. The