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Pathway of Hope

South Carolina

What is the Pathway of Hope

The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope program was launched in 2015 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.

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The War on Poverty

South Carolina

According to a study by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 19% child poverty rate in 2022 was about 20% higher than the estimated 16% national rate. This put South Carolina at the 10th highest child poverty rate in the nation. 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 $800 billion to $1.1 trillion per year.

 

The Pathway of Hope Approach

  • Providing targeted, specialized services to families with a genuine desire to take action.
  • Aligning The Salvation Army’s internal resources to the goals of each family as we support their journey.
  • Utilizing community collaboration and shared resources in service of families in the program.
  • Moving families away from crises and vulnerability and toward stability, and eventually self-sufficiency, tracking progress along the way with measurable goals.
  • Strengths-based case management and social work services for each family.
  • To be eligible you must have at least one child under the age of 18, be motivated, and be committed.

 

South Carolina Falls in the Bottom Rankings for Overall Child Well-Being