Amount Requested: $10,000 for Pathway of Hope Self-Sufficiency Prorgam
Mission: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army meets its mission by providing the most basic needs through its emergency social services to clients in financial crisis.
Constituents Served: The Salvation Army-Waynesboro Corps serves anyone in Waynesboro and Augusta County in need of life’s basic essentials — food, clothing, financial assistance, or spiritual counsel. Typical clients are families with children who are experiencing financial crisis, due to loss of employment, or illness. The goal is to provide services to clients who are at risk of becoming homeless so that ulitmately they become self-sufficient. Last year, 2,236 men, women, and children were assisted through The Salvation Army’s Emergency Social Services with the goal of ending financial crises that negatively affect financial independence.
Program Overview: The Mission of Pathway of Hope is to provide enhanced services to families that are ready to take action to break the cycle of poverty for their children and generations to come. In addition to attending to families’ immediate needs, Pathway of Hope works to eliminate the substructures of poverty in their lives by opening doors to opportunity, building community alliances to expand access to resources in order to create transformational change for parents and their children. To accomplish these goals, The Salvation Army will expand its holistic approach, which serves the entire person – physically, emotionally and spiritually. By focusing on family strengths and aptitude over need, Pathway of Hope will enable The Salvation Army Corps to tackle the underpinnings of poverty, while maintaining a high level of service – and not eliminating the material assistance available to those in need.
Our anticipated outcomes for Pathway of Hope include at least 5 families remain in their homes, 3 homeless families obtain permanent housing, 7 families access services to improve income and sustain housing, and 10 families utilize other community services to maintain family unit.
Current Operating Budget: $585,425
Program Budget: $90,654