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Door of Hope

 

The Salvation Army Door of Hope is a 7-acre campus filled with programs to give hope and transform lives.

 

On Friday, June 21, The Salvation Army is dedicated 24 new apartments for homeless mothers and their children. The children currently in the TLC program created this real "Door of Hope" and filled each pane with their visions of what hope means. 

 

After watching Heather Myer's story about the children's "Door of Hope" please scroll down to find out more about the programs on the campus.

a real Door of Hope

 

To learn more about The Salvation Army capital campaign to build 24 new apartments for homeless mothers and children,click here

 

 

 

 TLC apartment The new and growing profile of homelessness is mothers with children. The Salvation Army offers a safe haven at the Transitional Living Center where familes may stay for one year while rebuidling their lives. With career counseling, the women focus on finding a job, learn to budget and save 80% of their income. A six-month follow-up study shows that 92% of the center's graduates are still in permanent housing, a figure 31% higher than the US Department of Housing And Urban Development's expected standard.

 

The Haven is a structured group home for pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their babies. The girls complete their high school education while learning valuable skills, including parenting skills through Parent-Child-Interaction Therapy, a treatment that improves bonding and decreases the risk of future child abuse. The youngest girl to come to the Heaven was only 11. Often these girls are victims of abuse, incest or rape when they are referred by the courts or foster care. More than 70% of the teen mothers successfully complete the Haven program. The Haven