Meeting your family’s needs while building a better life can be hard. The Salvation Army helps navigate challenges on the path to a brighter future.
Progress for many in our Pathway of Hope program!
The Town Hall Meeting
On Thursday, May 6, 2021 Major Terry Israel hosted a live Town Hall Meeting to share exclusive updates on The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hopeprogram. Guest speakers on the call included Colonel Ralph Bukiewicz, Ron Skeete, as well as a participant in the Pathway of Hope program. The call was sponsored by One&All.
The Pathway of Hope initiative is an approach launched by The Salvation Army in 2011 to provide targeted services to families with a desire to take action to break the generational cycle of crisis and enable a path out of poverty. It is rooted in a case management approach, focusing on client needs through a strength-based lens.
Targeting families with children came from the desire to have an intergenerational impact on poverty. By positively influencing the lives of parents, the Salvation Army can create better living conditions for children. Influencing children in their development years is crucial, as studies show that children who spend more than half of their life in poverty are 32 times more likely to be in poverty as an adult.
Launched in 2015, Pathway of Hope has made significant progress in the Southern Territory
Here’s where we stand at a glance:
274 locations with trained personnel
2,000+ families have been served since 2015
4,100+ children have been positively impacted
33% of clients have increased income
51% of clients have increased stability
39% is the average earned income increased for a family
1,300+ clients have engaged with Salvation Army Corps for Pastoral Care
1,900+ clients have been connected to Community Partners for coordinated support
The Pathway of Hope Approach Includes:
Providing targeted services to families with a desire to take action, changing life trajectories and increasing hope.
Bringing all the Army’s internal resources to bear, aligned to the goals of clients.
Catalyzing community collaboration in service with shared clients
Moving families from crises and vulnerability to stability and eventually self-sufficiency, tracking family progress along the way
Strengths-based case management services
Who Can Join?
You’re eligible if:
1) You have at least one child under the age of 18.
2) You’re ready to take action!
What Does the Initiative Involve?
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 case worker on a regular basis.
See where you are at six months and decide what’s next on your journey.
Celebrate your successes. Adjust any further goals. Encourage others.
Resources & Connections
Through your involvement with Pathway of Hope, you’ll be introduced to both Salvation Army and other services that are available within your community which offer: