For the past few years, Anita Lightburn, Ed.D, has been studying a particularly promising type of social service program, one that helps people overcome some of the toughest personal challenges anyone can face.
Offered in a number of places around the region, this type of program—generally known as life skills empowerment—offers comprehensive help to those who are homeless and vulnerable and struggling to rebuild their lives. They include domestic violence survivors, veterans, and the formerly incarcerated.
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