Pathway of Hope is a unique case management program offering help to link and coordinate services within The Salvation Army along with community agencies. This approach is intended to specifically assist families with minor children. Families participating in the Pathway of Hope will receive support from a caring team in setting and achieving their own goals.

Who Can Join?

You are eligible if:

-- You have at least one child under the age of 18.
-- You're ready to take action!


What will it involve?

Caring today for your family's needs, while building a strong future, can be challenging. The Salvation Army team will walk alongside you on your family's journey:

  1. Mapping it out: Meet with a caseworker to develop your personalized action plan.
  2. Staying on track: Chart your progress and see your success with your dedicated caseworker on a regular basis.
  3. Passing the six-month mile marker: See where you are at six months and decide what's next on your journey.
  4. Looking ahead: Celebrate your success. Adjust any further goals. Encourage others.

Resources and Connections

Through your involvement with Pathway of Hope, you will be introduced to both The Salvation Army and other services that are available within your community which offer:

  • A network of support
  • A sense of community
  • Holistic programs
  • Spiritual guidance

Service Connector to:

  • Job training
  • Health services
  • Childcare and education
  • Housing options
  • Legal services
  • And much more ...

Get More Information

If you participate in Pathway of Hope, you will have support for YOUR goals. If you live in Kent County, please contact our local coordinator Sara Huyser ([email protected]) at 616-459-3433.

You might be a good fit for Pathway of Hope if any of the following statements describe you:

  • I have a goal in mind; I just don't know where to start.
  • I want something different for myself and my family.
  • I think about changing my situation.
  • I need help deciding which direction to go.
  • I sometimes find myself struggling.
  • My situation is not good and I think I should change it.
  • Anyone can talk about changing their situation; I'm actually going to do something about it.
  • After all I've done to improve my situation, I still often find myself struggling.