Approximately 1 in 6 Americans live in poverty, putting American poverty level at an all-time high. Children raised in poverty are 32 times more likely to live in poverty as adults. The Salvation Army has responded to the need to break this cycle with The Pathway of Hope.
Pathway of Hope is rooted in the case management approach. Rather than looking at problems, the Strengths Model focuses on possibilities and develops strengths to assist clients in reaching their goals and dreams. A team is developed consisting of a client, case manager, and the community. A case manager works intensively with a small number of families to help them achieve short and long-term goals through collaboration and accessing community resources. The Salvation Army expands from “serving” clients to long-term interventions that help “solve” client’s root cause barriers.
We support Pathway of Hope client families by:
The Salvation Army will continue to serve all those that come to us in need, but the Pathway of Hope allows us to double our impact.
The Pathway of Hope approach is active at all Midland Division Corps Community Centers. To qualify for Pathway of Hope, a family must have at least one child under the age of 18, and be ready to take steps to make long-term change. They must also live near a Corps Community Center that is currently participating in Pathway of Hope.