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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.
The Salvation Army Fond du Lac has enrolled 23 families in the Pathway of Hope Program. 94% have reported an increase in stability; 52% have reported an increase in parental income, of those, 75% more than doubled their income; and 57% reported an increase in hope.
Knowing there are families in that are struggling, and feeling powerless to help is a tremendous burden and heartache. Pathway of Hope is one way The Salvation Army helps vulnerable families start over, move forward and leave poverty for good. Pathway of Hope creates a brighter future.
Dorya and her four children were homeless when they entered The Salvation Army Fond du Lac and The Pathway of Hope program. Dorya worked hard and listened closely; she found full time employment, a home and childcare. Then, Dorya discovered she was pregnant with her fifth child. The pregnancy was complicated and the baby arrived early, weighing 2 lbs. Though the newborn's needs threatened her progress, she kept her chin up and kept going. Her courage and determination was a good life lesson for her children and community to learn.
What is Pathway Of Hope?
The Salvation Army's free, intensive case management program that unites community resources with Salvation Army programs and offers eligible families with child/ren under 18 a holistic approach to building stable circumstances for themselves. Our expertly trained Social Service staff works one on one with enrolled families, helping them uncover and understand the weights keeping them down, then map out and take action steps to achieve higher levels of self-sufficiency. Pathway of Hope builds more than economic resources; it ministers to spiritual needs and strengthen the lives of the children through character building and youth programming.
Pathway of Hope families tell us:
In April 2017, Captains Steven & Telinda Wilson accepted The Pathway of Hopes most prestigious award. The Fond du Lac Salvation Army POH program was recognized as one of the United States Outstanding Pathway of Hope programs. Community support fuels achievements like this.
POH move families FORWARD into employment, places to call their own and ultimately to a higher level of self-sufficiency. Each step forward means additional supplies are needed, such as:
Thank you. Together, we're "Doing the Most Good" for Fond du Lac County.