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We fight poverty with love Image

We fight poverty with love

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.

pathway of hope

Begins to solve the problems of intergenerational poverty by guiding qualified and motivated families on a path from assistance to sufficiency.

Help someone off the Path of Poverty.

Nearly half of all Americans will experience poverty in their lifetime.

2 out of 3 families in poverty have one or more family members employed.

Children who live in poverty are 32 times more likely to repeat the cycle.

"Pathway of Hope taught me there is no shame in falling down. The key is you don't have to stay down."

How we help overcome poverty

Through our Pathway of Hope program, we offer families access to a safe, caring network that focuses on assisting them as they work to rebuild their lives.

A caseworker helps them map out their needs, strengths and goals, and then works with them to set up a plan for success.  While the average family in the program takes two years to get back on their feet, many become reliant much sooner.

Families who enroll in the program are asked to look at the following areas:

H - Home - Does the family have safe, affordable housing?  Are family relations healthy and supportive of one another?

O - Occupation - Are family member (adults) employed?  Are they able to move to employment to earn higher wages?

P - Personal Growth - Are family members involved in the community?  Do they have skills to manage their resources well?

E - Education - Do Adults in the household have a High School Diploma or GED?  Is there further training that could be pursued?

The only way out of poverty...the only to be employed and taking care of yourself.  That is not to say that people don't need help occasionally.

Pathway of Hope provides a way to set goals and provide "coaching" to those who want to make a change...




Eligibility Guidelines

  • Resident of Kosciusko County
  • Willing to meet with a caseworker at least once a month in person
  • Wanting to make a change to move to sufficiency by setting and working on goals
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