ERIC Number: ED316591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Up from Dependency: A New National Public Assistance Strategy. Supplement 3: A Self-Help Catalog.
Kotler, Martin; And Others
Self-help among low-income people is vitally important. In no area is self-help more important than in overcoming poverty's burdens and energizing the escape from poverty. This document comprises an inventory of self-help and mutual-help programs that feature active involvement of members of the low-income population. The programs in this inventory reflect a variety of program foci, sizes, budgets, locations, ages of participants, and operational methods. They represent only a fraction of the diverse programs operating in every part of this country. The following aspects of grassroots self-help programs are discussed: (1) how low-income people become involved; (2) how grassroots initiatives are funded; (3) employment initiatives; (4) neighborhood and community development; (5) housing development; (6) promotion of responsible behavior; (7) education programs; and (8) family programs. Profiles of 385 selected self-help programs are provided, arranged by state. For each program the following information is provided: (1) name, address, telephone number, and director; (2) population involved; (3) purpose; (4) grassroots involvement; (5) summary of activities; (6) accomplishments; (7) funding/support; and (8) contact. Information sources are listed. A user's guide is included that lists the programs by 24 topic areas representing program focus, age or target groups served, and primary location. (BJV)
Descriptors: Adoption, Adult Programs, Business, Children, Community Programs, Crime Prevention, Day Care, Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Early Parenthood, Education, Employment Programs, Family Programs, Health Programs, Homeless People, Housing, Low Income Groups, Mental Health Programs, Older Adults, Parenting Skills, Poverty Programs, Program Budgeting, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Rural Areas, Self Help Programs, Social Services, Suburbs, Urban Programs, Welfare Services, Youth Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Policy Development, Washington, DC.
Note: For other volumes in this series, see UD 026 579-584 and UD 027 261.