The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem has received a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to implement a new pilot program with the goal of a 25% reduction in the population of The Salvation Army Center of Hope Family Residence by helping clients stay in their current housing or find a stable alternative. The new project will also provide life skill sets for individuals taking part in the program to help them maintain self-sufficiency going forward.

The program is directly targeted at serving families, youth, and children. The $226,859 award will fund the pilot program for the next two years.

Tashina Oladunjoye, Salvation Army Director of Social Services, describes the new program, “The Diversion Tool can put us on the road to a long-term answer to the tragedy of homelessness. This program will, in effect, serve as a vaccine against homelessness. We are deeply grateful to the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation for making this possible.”