Beyond the Basics Equips Ministries to Help People Gain Stability in Their Lives
Article written by Urban Alliance staff.
Through Beyond the Basics, churches and organizations are working together to meet the basic needs of local residents and help them to make significant, positive changes in their lives through case management, a relational approach to helping people establish and achieve their personal goals.
This past summer, representatives from seven local churches and organizations participated in a case management training series hosted by Urban Alliance, where they gained knowledge about motivational interviewing, a collaborative, person-centered method for addressing the common problem of uncertainty about behavior change.
Last week, Urban Alliance hosted the same training series that was attended by individuals from four additional churches and organizations, as well as more representatives of the churches and organizations originally trained.
In the New Year, Urban Alliance hopes to make more of the tools, resources, and information shared at these trainings, such as the resource guide, available online.