Check out a recent editorial on Connections work with homeless women and children.
“One of the keys to success is accountability. Case managers carefully screen the homeless clients and see that they get help with problems that may have contributed to their homelessness. They find housing and work opportunities, as well as training. They track them for as long as two years. The effort is helped along by interns working toward a master’s degree in social work, as well as by volunteers in the mental-health profession. It’s a big, complex business model. And it’s working.” Tim White, Fayetteville Observer Editorial Page Editor