Building community capacity to advance employment: Putting faith to work

Derek Nord, Joe Timmons, Erik Carter, William Gaventa

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014


  • Disability
  • capacity building
  • employment
  • faith-based community
  • technical assistance
  • training

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