Poverty in the U.S. is an epidemic – including one in five children, according to the latest Census figures. Children who live in poverty for half their childhood are 32 times more likely to remain in poverty (according to The Urban Institute).
The Salvation Army works with many of these families by addressing immediate needs. Pathway of Hope is the next step for us to help them break the cycle of poverty.
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.
- 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