Pathway of Hope at The Salvation Army

Today, 1 in 6 Americans live in poverty, including 22 percent of our children.



Among the world's 35 wealthiest countries, the United States has the second-highest child poverty rate.  And children who live in poverty for half of their lives are 32 times more likely to remain in poverty.  Which means the epidemic is passed down from one generation to the next, over and over again.  The cost to those families who are trapped in the cycle of poverty is staggering, but we must also consider that the effects of child poverty cost our country nearly $500 billion per year.  

The Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope initiative marks a pivotal shift from treating the symptoms of poverty to preventing the epidemic at its root.  By helping families overcome barriers like umemployment, unstable housing, and lack of education, we can break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability, leading families instead down a path toward increased stability and, ultimately, self-sufficiency - a Pathwy of Hope that will profoundly affect generations to come.  

The Pathway of Hope approach includes:

Catalyzing community collaboration in service of shared clients

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

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

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

Strengths-based case management services.

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If you or someone you know could benefit from being a part of The Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope program here in Sioux Falls, please contact Ron Obe at 605-332-2331.   Ron's office is located in our newly renovated Family Services building at 900 N. Cliff Avenue.