Poverty is more comprehensive than a lack of money.
A groundbreaking study found those in poverty described being poor “in terms of shame, inferiority, powerlessness, humiliation, fear, hopelessness, depression, social isolation, and voicelessness.”
-“What is Poverty?” (Corbett & Fikkart, When Helping Hurts. Moody, 2009).
Poverty is not one size fits all.
One can find themselves in poverty due to circumstances beyond their control,
or through a series of poor decisions. Some grow up in poverty and know of no other way to live. In reality, the reasons a person is stuck in the cycle of poverty are multi-faceted. They include decisions they’ve made, and decisions others have made for them.
Poverty alleviation cannot be addressed with a single approach.
It must be wholistic and personal in nature, as each individual has a different story, and each person is individually valuable to God.
There are many dedicated organizations focused on those in immediate crisis - the Rescue and Recovery Phase.
A bridge is needed to a life of flourishing.
That's where we step in - the Critical Growth Phase.
“ . . . God wants far more for the poor than a materialistic, hyper individualistic version of the American Dream plus Jesus. . . . He desires nothing less than the recovery of all that was lost in the Fall . . . He wants us to truly flourish - with sufficiency of economic provision to be sure, but also with an abundance of meaning, love, purpose, community, laughter, resilience, and self-giving.” - Amy L. Sherman, Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute.
We make this dream a reality.
"This is the family that I always wanted but never had.
I lived my whole life behind. When I see a chance to get ahead I'm not going to squander it." - Wesley (Pathway Participant™)
Over 95% of donations go directly to services for hard working families in poverty. You can give confidently, knowing we take good stewardship seriously.