When Helping Hurts has sold more than 225,000 copies is considered a classic on the subject of the role faith based organizations play in the alleviation of poverty in their community. The Circles USA model of creating Circles is explored and recommended throughout the book.
“When Helping Hurts”, does an excellent job of bringing the reader to a better understanding of poverty and the causes which are much more than just a lack of financial or material resources.
It also reveals how many of the current efforts churches have engaged may be unintentionally undermining the people they’re trying to help and seeks to direct Christians to more holistic strategies like Circles as stated in the book. In short, “When Helping Hurts” challenges Christians to help the poor empower themselves.
Circles USA has many faith faith based partners opening more and more Chapters in communities across North America. If you would like to learn more about how to bring Circles to your community or parish please watch this video from Circles USA Founder and CEO, Scott C. Miller.
More Resources to Begin the End of Poverty
- Addressing the Cliff Effect
- Legislative Action
- Community Planning
- Poverty: Results & Research