The 1996 National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients

Research Report

The 1996 National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients

Faith-Based and Secular Non-Profit Programs

Abstract

This study examines new data from the 1996 National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients (NSHAPC) with an explicit focus on comparing homeless assistance programs administered by faith-based and secular non-profit organizations. It describes how the two groups compare in terms of specific numbers and types of programs; numbers of program contacts; types of clients and special population focus (battered women, families, runaway youth, people with alcohol, drug or mental health problems, etc.); program administrators' assessments of homeless clients' needs; how clients are referred to/from programs; and how much government funding they receive.

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