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When individuals are released from prison, they often have no job prospects, no housing and no family or community support structure.

It can take many months for them to successfully make the transition back into society.

The Pathway Forward program works with individuals re-entering society and helps to curb recidivism.

When provided a support system during their transition, they are far less likely to commit crimes, are more likely to secure employment, are better able to care for themselves and their families, and more likely to become contributing members of society. The Salvation Army provides them with a structured, gradual re-entry process in a safe and secure environment, as well as an alternative to living on the street and returning to a life of crime.

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Pathway Forward provides secure and structured residential, social and vocation programming for up to 210 men and women.

The Salvation Army works with individuals re-entering society and helps curb recidivism. Of those clients served during the past 18 months, more than 96% complete the program satisfactorily; more than 98% move into stable housing; more than 56% are employed; and an additional 10% are in school or training programs.

Research also shows that those who transition to the community through programs like Pathway Forward are less likely to commit repeat offenses than those who return directly to the community.

Pathway Forward provides transitional housing and services for ex-offenders who are referred by the Federal Bureau of Prisons under contract with the U.S. Department of Justice. Residents obtain jobs, develop coping strategies, secure housing, reconnect with family members and access community resources. They are given positive motivation as they make a successful transition to their new life of freedom.

Pathway Forward includes the following services:


  • Resident Advisor/Counselor - Each client works with a resident advisor to develops a program to address needs and goals, and a pathway to success.
  • Counseling & Guidance - Professional counselors work with residents to resolve problems and assist in family reconciliation. Family counseling and spiritual development are also available.
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Support - Some residents participate in substance abuse education and treatment conducted by certified therapists. Others receive help addressing mental health concerns. Assessments and individual and group counseling are provided as part of this program.
  • Restorative Justice & Life Skills - Clients participate in programming that combines personal life skills training and specially planned efforts to reconcile with family and the community. Services support personal adjustment, family reunification, meaningful employment and financial stability.
  • Academic & Employment Skills - The Salvation Army provides educational opportunities for residents including computer skills, GED classes, English as a Second Language classes and access to local college, university and trade skills.
  • Employment Readiness - All clients are expected to be employed or seeking employment within 21 days of arrival, unless enrolled in a training program. The Salvation Army provides assistance in resume preparation and job searches. Residents also attend workshops focusing on time management, interviewing skills, applying for employment, appropriate attire, job retention and more.


Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Documentation

PREA is a federal law that prohibits sexual misconduct in correctional settings such as prisons, jails, lockups, community corrections centers, juvenile facilities and Immigration Services/ICE detention facilities.


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Curbing Recidivism

Research shows those who transition into their community through programs like Pathway Forward are less likely to commit repeat offenses. More than 96% participants complete the program satisfactorily.

When you donate to The Salvation Army, you help formerly incarcerated men and women find their way. Support Their Pathway Forward.


Coming Home Isn't Always Easy.

The Salvation Army has been providing community reintegration services since 1975, assisting more than 20,000 people.

Your donation to The Salvation Army helps fund community corrections programs that help men and women reengage with society in safe and productive ways. Restore Dignity Today.


A Fresh Start

When individuals are released from prison, they often have no job prospects, no housing and no family or community support structure. More than 56% of Pathway Forward participants are employed and an additional 10% are in school or training programs.

Your donation provides another chance for someone to be a productive member of our community.Help Them On Their Journey.


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After being incarcerated, it can be difficult to successfully re-enter society. The Salvation Army offers a safe, secure and structured environment in which ex-offenders are given positive motivation to change.

Watch how The Salvation Army Freedom Center has helped restore lives in our community.