Civil society responses to homelessness

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dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-18 en
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T19:44:56Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T19:44:56Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4418
dc.description.abstract This article explores how faith-based organisations in South Africa respond to homelessness, using research performed in 2005 with 12 religious organisations that provide services to homeless people in Johannesburg and Pretoria. It describes the organisations' histories, funding schemes and relationships with other organisations, and considers the complexities of defining homelessness. The background to the study was broader and more in-depth work by other researchers in the Johannesburg area. The study provided some insights into civil society responses to homelessness, and revealed that the kind of services the Christian-based organisations provide depend on how they understand homelessness. The article concludes that their services are important because of their broad scope, their capacity to respond to specific local needs, and their role in channelling individuals' interest in social issues. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HOMELESS PEOPLE en
dc.title Civil society responses to homelessness en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 27(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2009/10 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6189 en
dc.PageNumber 101-110 en
dc.outputnumber 4838 en
dc.bibliographictitle Sanchez, D. (2010) Civil society responses to homelessness. Development Southern Africa. 27(1):101-110. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4418 en
dc.publicationyear 2010 en
dc.contributor.author1 Sanchez, D. en


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