Grant helps fund New Britain Salvation Army's anti-poverty efforts

Published on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:28
Written by Karla Santos


NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Salvation Army’s new Pathway of Hope Initiative is a life skills program with a goal of interrupting the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

The American Savings Foundation has awarded a $24,000 grant to the Salvation Army in support the program, which benefits people willing to break the cycle with support and guidance.

The Pathway of Hope Initiative provides case managers who engage in one-on-one mentorship over anywhere from six months to two years.

Program participants are helped to work toward achievements in job skills, education, problem-solving strategies and access.

“We are extremely grateful to the American Savings Foundation for this new funding support that will mean hope for those in need in the New Britain community,” Lt. Willie Rodriguez, New Britain corps officer, said.

The New Britain Salvation Army is at 78 Franklin Square and is under the leadership of Rodriguez and his wife, Edna Rodriguez.

To learn more about the New Britain Salvation Army, call 860-225-8491.

For more information about the Pathway of Hope Initiative, visit

Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:28. Updated: Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:30.