Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
Initiated in Harlem by Joseph Holland, Harvard educated attorney and ordained minister, the Holistic Hardware Program equips ministers, social workers and volunteers to help people in severe personal crisis help themselves move toward self sufficiency. The motivational video series with supporting curriculum uses the ten holistic tools of responsibility, vision, self-esteem, faith, love, discipline, association, planning, work and wealth.
The newsletter 'Toolline' discusses such topics as the basics of welfare reform, issues relating to public partnerships with faith-based groups as alternatives to the old welfare system and personal stories.