New Salvation Army Program Builds “Pathway of Hope” for Families in Crisis in Kansas City

Pathway of Hope is designed to be a high-impact approach to assistance by focusing on finding the root causes keeping families from becoming self-sufficient. The program will target families with children in an effort to impact generational poverty.

Our goal is to target families who are repeat emergency assistance applicants, providing long-term case management to help them move beyond crisis to increased stability, while building hope at each step.  By targeting families with children, the impact of the program is doubled, in that two generations are touched by one program. Studies show children who grow up in poverty are 32 times more likely to be in poverty as adults.

Families accepted into the program will work with trained social workers on a long-term intensive case management basis, providing them life skills training and potential resources to address their specific barriers to increased stability. The program is expected to begin in September and will accommodate 60-80 families per year throughout the KC Metro area.

The Pathway of Hope program is being funded in part by a $3 million grant, distributed over a three year period from the Hall Family Foundation.

2013 Pathway of Hope Annual Report

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