The Salvation Army tends to many social issues, including homelessness, emergency response, and addiction treatment.  Locally, the Alton Salvation Army is also tackling poverty and how it affects families with a program called Pathway of Hope. 

Lieutenant Teri Ellison says oftentimes poverty is something that is passed from one generation to the next.

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Pathway of Hope is a step from just helping with rent or utilities, according to Ellison.  She says over a number of months they work with families to set goals and break the cycle of poverty.  For more information, call 465-7764.


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