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is a program to assist families with minor children that links and coordinates services within The Salvation Army with community agencies.
Families in the Pathway of Hope receive support from a caring team that helps them set and achieve their own goals.
HOPE. One word that touches all lives. Without it, the smallest of challenges become insurmountable. With it, a family can transform its future for the better. Hope changes everything.
Hope appears when a single mother receives the help she needs to obtain childcare, giving her the time to pursue her GED. Hope drapes over the shoulders of a job seeker when she finds the assistance to secure a suit for an upcoming job interview. Hope arrives in the form of an affordable apartment, when a family receives support to move out of their car and into a stable place to call home.
Pathway of Hope allows us to work hand-in-hand with motivated families to propel them away from chronic, intergenerational poverty and toward a path to self-sufficiency.
The Salvation Army Traverse City is committed to taking this new approach to ending inter-generational poverty when people come through our doors seeking emergency assistance for their crisis situations. Meeting the needs of the poor has been the mission of The Salvation Army Traverse City since 1894; but now, Pathway of Hope (POH) is shifting our strategy from "meeting needs" to "solving" the root causes of intergenerational poverty. The Pathway of Hope case management resource implements a new approach designed to break the cycles of crisis and vulnerability of poor families with children and put them on a trajectory toward social and economic sufficiency.
POH is anchored in a strengths-based, long term, more intensive case management approach that engages and empowers families to take action, set goals, and overcome their barriers to self-sufficiency.
Who Can Join?
You are eligible if:
What will it involve?
Caring today for your family's needs, while building a strong future, can be challenging. The Salvation Army team will walk alongside you on your family's journey:
Resources and Connections
Through your involvement with Pathway of Hope, you will be introduced to both The Salvation Army and other services that are available within your community which offer:
Call our social service team for more information at (231) 946-4644
If you participate in Pathway of Hope, you will have support for YOUR goals.
For more information, contact the Traverse City Salvation Army
at (231) 946-4644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.