ERIC Number: ED314531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Self-Sufficiency Guidebook.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.
This guidebook is for community leaders who are implementing the Federal Partners in Self-Sufficiency (PS-S) program, a community-based approach to service delivery that helps families get off welfare. The program offers a comprehensive package of services including housing, education, child care, transportation, counseling, and job training and placement assistance to very low-income single parents who want to learn the skills necessary for full employment and economic independence. A key feature is public-private partnerships. The guidebook is based on the experiences of 155 programs operating around the country since 1984. Nine of the guidebook's 10 chapters cover the major program components. The chapters are: (1) "Getting Started," which discusses leadership, staffing, needs assessment, and developing an action plan ; (2) "Making the Business Connection," which contains hints from business people on how to obtain private sector support; (3) "Selecting the Participants"; (4) "The Counseling Component"; (5) "The Training Component"; (6) "Job Development and Placement Strategies"; (7) "The Child Care Component"; (8) "The Housing Component"; and (9) "Other Support Services," which offers advice on how to help participants meet some of the basic needs not covered in other chapters, including Aid to Families with Dependent Children, health care services, postsecondary education, transportation, clothing for interviewing and employment, and tools and special equipment. Each chapter includes a section listing sources of additional, related information. Chapter 10,"Points to Remember," contains a number of helpful reminders to consider throughout the life of a program. The addresses and telephone numbers of relevant regional federal offices are appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Daily Living Skills, Federal Programs, Low Income Groups, One Parent Family, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Self Help Programs, Welfare Recipients
HUD User, P.O. Box 6091, Rockville, MD 20850.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.