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Defeating Generational Poverty

Providing tools and resources to address their specific barriers to increased stability

Do your children have a better chance than you did?

Are you concerned about the basics that you need for you and your family? You can take the first step today by joining the Pathway of Hope to help you navigate the challenges to a better future. To get there, a caseworker will work with you to design a plan around your individual goals, needs and strengths.


Launched in 2011, Pathway of Hope has made significant progress in the Central Territory in the last five years.

Here’s where we stand at a glance:

88% Employment

83% Financial Stability

82% Housing

78% Education

71% Transportation

What Does the Approach Involve?

Caring today for your family’s needs, while building a strong future can be challenging. The Salvation Army team will walk alongside you on your family’s journey:

Mapping it out
Meet with a caseworker to develop your personalized action plan.

Staying on track
Chart your progress and see your success with your dedicated case worker on a regular basis.

Passing the six month mile marker
See where you are at six months and decide what’s next on your journey. 

Looking ahead
Celebrate your successes. Adjust any further goals.  Encourage others.

Resources and Connections

Through your involvement with Pathway of Hope, you’ll be introduced to both Salvation Army and other services that are available within your community which offer:

  • A network of support 
  • A sense of community 
  • Holistic programs 
  • Spiritual guidance 

Service Connector to:

  • Job training
  • Health services
  • Childcare and education
  • Housing options
  • Legal services
  • And much more...

Who Can Join?

You’re eligible if:

  •  You have at least one child under the age of 18.
  •  You’re ready to take action!
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For more information:

The Salvation Army • USA Central Territory
5550 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

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