Faith Community Connections

Faith Works Together in North Carolina

A major focal point of Faith Works Together is to provide training to clergy and their designated leaders. In the area of substance abuse prevention, using the national model developed by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Faith Works Together provides training in clergy core competencies.

What can local faith communities do?

Help community members by providing current information on the effects of alcohol and drug use, misuse, and abuse on the spiritual, emotional, physical and psychological health of the community.

Provide space for training in Parenting, Marriage, Family, Judicial, Education and Career Development and other issues important to building safe and thriving communities.

Work in collaboration with other faith and community agencies and organizations to design and implement prevention efforts.

Faith Shepherds Communities

  • Polls estimate 60-90 of American congregations provide at least one social service.
  • Approximately 75 percent provide volunteers for social services.

Faith Nurtures Children

  • One of every six childcare centers housed in religious facility.
  • Nation’s largest childcare service providers are Roman Catholic Church and Southern Baptist Convention.

Faith Ministers to Less Fortunate

  • Eighty percent of 300,000 congregations provide services to needy in America.

Faith Shapes Lives

  • Over 90 percent of urban congregations provide Social Service-Preschool-Literacy-Health Clinics.

Motivation for Faith-Based Communities

  • Willing to go second mile
  • Presence in community
  • Bridge to larger community
  • Awareness that others change
  • Sense of security
  • Sense of belonging
  • Deeper level of commitment


Resources and Links

Faith Works Together One Pager

Faith Works Together Brochure




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