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Pathway of Hope

Meeting your family's needs while building a better life can be hard.
The Salvation Army helps navigate challenges on the path to a brighter future.

Pathway of Hope: Poverty Diversion Program

The Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope case management program helps families work their way out of poverty. A trained case worker partners with the family to identify barrier to self-sufficiency (unemployment, insecure housing, lack of job skills, lack of childcare, etc.) and ways to address them by connecting with community support organizations and more.

Types of Poverty

  • Intergenerational Poverty - affects multiple generations
  • Situational (Temporary) Poverty - the result of an emergency such as natural disaster or medical crisis
  • Relative Poverty - a person can't make a living wage
  • Absolute Poverty - there is an overwhelming lack of shelter, food and water

What Does the Program Involve?

Mapping It Out
Meet with a caseworker to develop a personalized action plan.

Staying On Track
Chart progress and success with a dedicated caseworker on a regular basis.

Passing the Six Month Mile Marker
Evaluate progress at six months and decide what’s next on the family journey.

Looking Ahead
Celebrate successes. Adjust any further goals. Encourage others.

Resources & Connections

Through Pathway of Hope, families gain access to life’s most basic needs and added support:

  • Shelter
  • Food
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Health Services
  • Childcare
  • Legal Services
  • Job Training
  • Spiritual Guidance

For more information, contact a Pathway of Hope case worker at your local Salvation Army community center.