Building Community Capacity to Advance Employment: Putting Faith to Work

Type: Peer Reviewed Publications

https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-140669

Published: 2014

Nord, D., Timmons, J., Carter, E., & Gaventa, B. (2014). Building Community Capacity to Advance Employment: Putting Faith to Work. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 40(2), pp. 161-164. DOI: 10.3233/JVR-140669

The percentage of people with disabilities who are employed continues to be critically low. The existing services and supports infrastructure faces many constraints, including its limited capacity to reach and serve all people needing assistance. There is a present day need to find new ways to support job seekers with disabilities. Putting Faith to Work has emerged as a promising approach to build the capacity of faith-based communities to serve people with disabilities to find and keep work. This paper describes the background of the Putting Faith to Work model, as well as an overview of key features.

Areas of work: Employment, Social inclusion