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We fight poverty with love

Through programs that serve the body, mind and soul, The Salvation Army alleviates the symptoms of poverty, then works to address the root issues that

Children raised in poverty are 32% more likely to stay in the cycle of poverty than their peers who are better off. 

We serve the homeless, hungry, and poor each day, 365 days a year.

To end poverty is to help end a host of related struggles: hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, unemployment, educational voids, and various forms of abuse. Generation after generation, these interrelated issues persist. Through short- and long-term support, we strive to meet the needs of the whole person. We combat the symptoms of poverty with programs serving the body, mind, and soul, then look for the root issues causing them. It's a holistic approach that creates a lasting change for millions of people each day.

The Salvation Army Helps Overcome Poverty Through:

Shelter

Housing insecurity is often interconnected with prolonged poverty. We work to provide both short- and long-term housing assistance to families and individuals who've been displaced. Each year, The Salvation Army in Boone County provides over 16,000 nights of safe, climate-controlled shelter, at Harbor House by helping to restore the health, dignity, and stability of each individual/family we serve. Harbor House

Meal Assistance

Poverty is often defined by painful choices, such as "heating vs. eating." The decision between paying bills and feeding your family is an impossible position to be in. That's why, each year, The Salvation Army in Boone Country provides over 33,000 meals to people in need each year. Information on our Food Pantry or Harbor House. 

Pathway of Hope 

The Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope initiative provides 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.

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