Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Pathway of Hope Image Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Pathway of Hope Image

Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Pathway of Hope

What Is Pathway of Hope?

The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope initiative provides individualized services to families with children who desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability that repeats generation after generation. It seeks to address the root causes of poverty in addition to The Army’s history of compassionate serving. By helping families overcome challenges like unemployment, unstable housing, and lack of education, we can lead families down a path toward increased stability and, ultimately, self-sufficiency.


The Pathway of Hope Approach Includes:

Catalyzing community collaboration in service of shared clients

Moving families from crises and vulnerability to stability and eventually self-sufficiency, tracking family progress along the way

  Bringing all The Salvation Army’s internal resources to bear, aligned to the goals of clients

Focus on hope as a measured outcome, which represents the distinctly relational, spiritual outcome that The Salvation Army seeks in the work it does

Strengths-based case management services


Resources and Connections

Through involvement with Pathway of Hope, families will be introduced to both Salvation Army and other services that are available within their community that offer a network of support, a sense of community, holistic programs, and spiritual guidance. Pathway of Hope is also a service connector to job training, health services, childcare and education, housing options, legal services, and much more.

Resources and Connections





Pathway from Poverty Gives Hope to South: The Dalton, Georgia, Pathway of Hope initiative serves three counties, although families from just two counties are currently enrolled; the need is expansive. Major Art Fultz, corps officer in Dalton, explained the vision behind the Pathway of Hope initiative and why it’s such an innovative approach to solving the poverty issue. Read More


The Pathway of Hope program is not in all locations yet. Please check with your local Salvation Army for the location nearest you. 

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