For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, ’’plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

-Jeremiah, 29: 1 INIV

Hope. One word that touches all lives. Without it, the smallest of challenges become insurmountable. With it, a family can transform its future for the better. Hope changes everything.

Hope appears when a single mother receives the help she needs to obtain childcare, giving her the time to pursue her GED. Hope drapes over the shoulders of a job seeker when she finds the assistance to secure a suit for an upcoming job inte1view. Hope arrives in the fonn of an affordable apartment, when a family receives suppo1t to move out of their car and into a stable place to call home.

These stories are early, real-life results of the life-altering good achieved by The Salvation Army’s groundbreaking new initiative: Pathway of Hope.

A nationwide initiative, Pathway of Hope allows The Salvation Army to work hand-in-hand with motivated families to propel them away from chronic, intergenerational poverty and toward a path to self-sufficiency.

As we serve 30 million Americans annually, we are keenly aware of the trials our client families face. We also know that their struggles will persist if we keep treating the recurring symptoms of the problem and not the source. A transformational approach for both The Salvation Army and our program beneficiaries, Pathway of Hope expands our focus from serving to solving the root causes of chronic, intergenerational poverty in the
United States.

While The Salvation Army remains ever committed to helping all who come to us in need, Pathway of Hope will bring about specific and targeted solutions for at least 100,000 American families. Over the next 15 years, we will partner with many community organizations and collaborate with participating families in order to determine the best solutions for each family’s specific needs.

Together, we will lay the groundwork for future generations to maintain stable, self-sufficient
and hopeful lives. We will make it possible for thousands of American families to not only survive, but to thrive.

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