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By providing programs that serve the body, mind and soul, The Salvation Army helps alleviate the symptoms of poverty - and works to address the root issues that cause it.Home
"The Salvation Army helped me before I lost my home, not after I lost it. They helped keep my family from being homeless. Everyone else told me "no", because I hadn't yet lost everything. The Salvation Army kept my family together and in our home." - Thom, helped by The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids, IA
The Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope initiative provides an overall approach to how we do social ministries. By leveraging all of our available resources with those resources in our broader community, we seek to grow the amount of hope and independence in the families we serve. Providing safety nets along the way to see them move along a pipeline of sufficiency and hope.
Specific 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.
The Pathway of Hope Approach Includes:
Through involvement with Pathway of Hope, families will be introduced to both Salvation Army and other services that are available within their community that offers a network of support, a sense of community, holistic programs, and spiritual guidance. Pathway of Hope is also a service connector to job training, health services, childcare and education, housing options, legal services, and much more.