Loyola University Chicago

Center for Research on Self-Sufficiency (CROSS)

School of Social Work


CROSS’s mission is to conduct rigorous bottom-up, community-based research on the dynamics of self-sufficiency based on the main theoretical framework of psychological self-sufficiency (PSS) and to serve the community with bottom-up, process-based solutions using PSS evidence-informed practice and educational resources to tackle the deepseated layers of poverty in our society locally and globally.