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I am a social worker who has spent many years working with people who experience poverty and homelessness, so the book entitled Why Don t They Just Get A Job by Liane Phillips and Echo Montgomery Garrett is of particular interest to me This book traces the development of Cincinnati Works, an agency whose central objectives are to help low income people become gainfully employed, maintain their jobs, and when possible, achieve advancement The noble mission of Cincinnati Works and its founders I am a social worker who has spent many years working with people who experience poverty and homelessness, so the book entitled Why Don t They Just Get A Job by Liane Phillips and Echo Montgomery Garrett is of particular interest to me This book traces the development of Cincinnati Works, an agency whose central objectives are to help low income people become gainfully employed, maintain their jobs, and when possible, achieve advancement The noble mission of Cincinnati Works and its founders is to end poverty in their community This requires considerable skill development, a flexible support network, ample job opportunities, counseling and legal services, as well as dedicated and culturally sensitive staff that have faith in its central mission, among the many other things that the book reviews.Clearly, the couple who started Cincinnati Works brings a strong sense of Faith, which inspires them to lend a helping hand to others While the religious aspects of this story are highly relevant, I thought it was a bit overdone during the early chapters of the book That being said this is an uplifting story and a highly instructive book The authors share the nuts and bolts of running a self sufficiency employment program from job readiness training to advancement counseling, as well as assistance with concrete needs such as securing an ID or information and legal counsel on how to expunge charges from a criminal record 40% of its clients had criminal records Just as important, there is a culture at Cincinnati Works that promotes a sense of partnership and empowerment for its members and staff In fact it is not unusual for former members to become staff and thereby provide a powerful example of success, as well as help other staff to develop a better understanding of the trials and tribulations of the members that they serve.Cincinnati Works has an impressive success rate with the people members that it serves In fact, they have a better than 80% job retention rate There are certain understandable prerequisites to membership regarding housing stability, addiction and legal issues, so their accomplishments do not include addressing poverty among the homeless or providing employment services to people with active drug addictions The story of Cincinnati Works shows what can be accomplished when you have a sense of faith, really believe in the importance of your mission, and are willing to utilize data collection toward developing best practices I really appreciate the spirit of this book and what it has to offer Anyone who is interested in helping people of low income rise out of poverty, as well as learning the intricacies of this challenge would gain a great deal from reading this book.Jay S Levy, MSW, LICSW Social worker author of Homeless Narratives Pretreatment Pathways From Words to Housing, as well as many other publications on homeless Outreach housing First (((DOWNLOAD))) ☠ Why Don't They Just Get a Job?: One Couple's Missions to End Poverty in Their Community ⇨ Describes the journey and the incredible results of Dave and Liane Phillips efforts to help those in poverty find their way to self sufficiency This is a great telling of what two people can do in the community for the less fortunate and how others can help. I think if you do not have a social work background, or have not had the opportunity to work with the most vulnerable clients this book may be insightful However, from my personal perspective this book made me literally LOL at times due to how naive the founders were at times I give them kudos for starting up a non profit with zero experience. Excellent easy read Read the whole thing from cover to cover in one afternoon.