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Poverty is often the result of, and catalyst for, chronic struggles with hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, unemployment, educational voids, and various forms of abuse. These interconnected issues continue year after year and generation after generation. That's why we work to meet the needs of the whole person through short- and long-term assistance.
Through programs that serve the body, mind and soul, we alleviate the symptoms of poverty, then work to address the root issues that cause it. This holistic approach helps create sustainable change in millions of lives, every single day.
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. Learn more >
The Salvation Army?s Energy Assistance Services (EAS) seeks to walk alongside low-income households to address energy crises. In this process an applicant may be offered bill payment assistance, energy company subsidy program enrollment, and case management services. The goal of these services is to support household financial stability and support the customer in achieving goals they have set for themselves. In most situations, an EAS Case Specialist will meet with an applicant one on one to determine eligibility and to assess the need or opportunity for additional supports.
Funding for EAS is provided by a grant from the State of Michigan, partnerships with Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, and Michigan Gas Utilities as well as donations from individuals and other corporations.
If you have questions, please call The Salvation Army's Call Center at (855) 929-1640.
The Call Center is available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.
If you need energy assistance outside of Call Center hours please contact United Way 2-1-1 at 1-800-887-1107 or https://www.211.org/