Pathway of Hope Initiative Receives $750K State Grant to Combat Poverty in Central & Eastern PA

The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware is the recipient of a $750,000 Department of Education grant from the State of Pennsylvania to support its Pathway of Hope initiative. The announcement was made at a press conference held at The Salvation Army of York on October 3, 2018. Rolled out in central Pennsylvania in 2015, Pathway of Hope focuses on the long-term goals of self-sufficiency of impoverished families, intended to break the cycle of crisis and intergenerational poverty. Families who are motivated and committed to taking the necessary steps to improve their lives, work with a Salvation Army case manager for social and spiritual support. They are also connected with services for jobs, health, housing, childcare, education and legal services.

(L-R) Major Timothy Lyle, Major Martha Bone, Major Dennie Camuti, Rep. Stan Saylor, Rev. Bonnie Camarda, Mindy McCormick, Major Erma Camuti

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Pathway of Hope: Success in Central PA

Diane with son POH central PA
Pathway of Hope graduate, Diane, with her son.

The Salvation Army has launched a bold new national initiative entitled Pathway of Hope aimed at helping families leave poverty behind for good. Pathway of Hope focuses on the long-term goal of self-sufficiency and is designed to help impoverished families permanently break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

In 2016, The Salvation Army introduced this initiative with a grant of $50,000 from the Santander Bank Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to engage Central Pennsylvania Pathway of Hope families in the six month Making Money Count financial literacy curriculum. This program enhances families’ understanding of basic financial concepts and addresses common obstacles to improved financial standing. Continue reading “Pathway of Hope: Success in Central PA”