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The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope program was launched in 2011 to provide targeted services to families wanting to break the generational cycle of poverty and enable a path out of constant crisis. It is rooted in a case management approach, focusing on the client’s individual needs and mastery of different life skills.
This program is designed to have an impact on how poverty affects multiple generations. By positively changing the lives of parents, The Salvation Army can create better living conditions for children. Educational and support programs for children in their development years are crucial.
The United States has the second-highest child poverty rate among the world’s wealthiest nations. And because children who live in poverty for half their lives are much more likely to remain in poverty as adults, the epidemic is passed down from one generation to the next, over and over.
The cost to those families trapped in the cycle of poverty is staggering, but we must also consider that the effects of child poverty cost our country nearly $500 billion per year.
The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope initiative marks a pivotal shift to focusing on the core causes of poverty rather than treating the symptoms. Lack of job opportunities, unstable housing, and an underserved educational environment can all be major challenges for someone looking to lead a self-sustainable life.
With our help, people living in poverty can break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability and lead families down a path toward increased stability for years to come. It’s a pathway of hope for current and future generations.
The Pathway of Hope approach includes:
Caring for your family’s needs, while building a strong future, can be challenging in today’s economic times. The Salvation Army team will offer support, guidance, and assistance as we walk alongside you on your family’s journey:
Mapping it out
Meet with a caseworker to develop your personalized action plan.
Chart your progress and see your success with your dedicated caseworker on a regular basis.
See where you are at six months and decide what’s next on your journey.
Prepare for the future
Celebrate your successes. Adjust any further goals. Encourage others.
Through your involvement with Pathway of Hope, you’ll be introduced to The Salvation Army and other services available within your community that offer:
And much more.
In providing its poverty relief programs and services, The Salvation Army is committed to accommodating all those in need without unlawful discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic in accordance with our capacity to help.
You have at least one child under age 18 and you’re ready to take action!
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