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Established in 1865, The Salvation Army is ranked as one of the most trusted and enduring institutions in the United States, meeting the spiritual, physical, financial, and social needs of 30 million people every year. We are the nations’s leader in social services, active in every ZIP code in America. Our approach to helping families out of intergenerational poverty comes from knowing what works and dedicating our frontline services to those evidence-based practices.

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 unemployment, unstable housing, and lack of education, we can break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability, leading families instead down a path towards increased stability and, ultimately, self-sufficiency – a Pathway of Hope that will profoundly affects generations to come.

The Approach

The Pathway Of Hope approach includes:

• Catalyzing community collaboration in service of shared clients

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

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

• 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

“The Salvation army is the most effective organization in America. No one even comes close to it in respect to clarity of mission, ability to innovate, measurable results, dedication, and putting money to maximum use.”

-Peter Drucker