THE UNITED WAY OF CHATHAM COUNTY AGENCY PROFILE
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Editor’s note: As part of the News + Record’s commitment to the community, we’re partnering with the United Way of Chatham County to help provide insight into the work of the agencies the program helps fund with a series of local agency profiles; information is provided by the agencies in conjunction with the United Way. The United Way relies on donations from individuals and businesses to meet the needs of its member agencies. Please consider a generous gift.
Focus Area: Basic needs (financial stability)
Name of United Way Supported Program(s): Pathway of Hope
How will (The Salvation Army of Chatham County) use United Way donor dollars?
With the funding from the United Way of Chatham County, our Pathway program supports families with children 18 years and younger with the path to ending intergenerational poverty. Each family is unique in their needs. We can help to support housing, education, food stability, and help with their unique barriers to their family.
Why is this program essential to Chatham County?
This program is essential to Chatham County as there is an intergenerational trend in our county. Our program focuses on the strengths of that family to show the entire family there is hope out there and The Salvation Army is there to show that family their path.
How does the program make a difference in the community?
Pathway of Hope makes a difference in our community by collaborating with other non-profits, businesses and civic organizations to form a plan of success for that family.
Please share a story about a Chatham resident this program helped and the impact it made.
Bobby Nicholas and his family are the first Pathway of Hope family to receive a Habitat for Humanity house. Salvation Army encouraged and supported Bobby and his family during the application process. This is just the first step in breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We will continue to follow Bobby and his family as they transition from being tenants to home owners. We will offer continued case management as well as budgeting and financial assistance.