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Breaking the cycle of poverty

Moving families toward self-sufficiency and independence.

What is 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.

Intergenerational poverty is a local problem.

Research from the National Center for Children in Poverty reports that 31% of children living in New Jersey live in low-income families. Studies also show that the negative intergenerational effects of poverty are increasing.

The Pathway of Hope Approach Includes:

Catalyzing community collaboration in service of shared clients

Moving families from crises and vulnerability to stability and eventually self-sufficiency, tracking family progress along the way

Bringing all The Salvation Army’s internal resources to bear, aligned to the goals of clients

Presenting families with the opportunity to address their spiritual and emotional selves while working to achieve tangible goals

Focus on hope as a measured outcome, which represents the distinctly relational, spiritual outcome that The Salvation Army seeks in the work it does

Strengths-based case management services


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