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We dream of a community full of hope and joy, where children feel safe and families are restored. We dream of a community where neighbours are TRANSFORMED and FREE from the chains of poverty. We are committed to WALKING with our neighbours that SEEK a brighter tomorrow.

Pathway of Hope is an intensive 6 -12 month support & mentorship initiative for Vancouver neighbours who want to take back control of their lives. Multiple support systems will be provided during the journey, in the hopes of bringing holistic stability.

We believe the most effective way for our participants to succeed is when they realize their inner strengths, regain their dignity, and find a community where they belong. Pathway of Hope connects participants with caseworkers, emotional and spiritual support, volunteers, community programs and external resources and referrals.


Who Can Join?

You are eligible if you are ready to take
action to improve your future!

What Will It Involve?

Caring today for your needs, while building a strong future can be challenging. Our team will work alongside you on your journey!

Book An Appointment Today!

If you would like help from Salvation Army Boundless Vancouver, please book an interview appointment with us! Your will receive an confirmation email with further instructions after you have completed your booking.

The Hope impact


Iraj Khabazian

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, I felt isolated and lost when it came to my professional career. Joining Pathway of Hope created an opportunity to set new goals and take actions to achieve my dreams. Because of Pathway of Hope, I could focus on important opportunities to volunteer and to serve the community. Thank you so much for changing my life."


Mary Salley

“Pathway of Hope is a great program for me. I learned a lot about myself and it helped me to keep going even when I felt like I didn't have what it takes to go on. It reminds me that God is with me through this process."


Soohyang Cho

“After I came here, I became more positive and energetic. I live alone so nobody talked to me. I am so blessed to meet Debby, my caseworker. She is strong, smart and very kind, providing me with advice on how to change my lifestyle, my presentation skills and how to achieve my goals step by step. I like her so so much..."

Around 3.4 million Canadians, including over 622,000 children, live in poverty. Many face a cycle of recidivism where they move from crisis to crisis and remain vulnerable. Pathway of Hope focuses on identifying and addressing root causes of poverty for individuals and families in Vancouver.


Our Team

Two essential roles in the Pathway of Hope program are the Caseworker and the Spiritual & Emotional Care Representative.

Caseworkers manage the social services functions and builds a relationship with the participant. They facilitate the planning of short & long term goals, and support participants to put plans into action.

Spiritual & Emotional Care Representatives provide individualized support to nurture participants' well-being from a holistic perspective. In addition, they provide a link to spiritual communities and mental health resources.


Debby Yang

Pathway of Hope Caseworker

Debby joined the Boundless Vancouver team in 2020 as a frontline volunteer and then moved to a Caseworker position on our staff team, focusing on the Pathway of Hope initiative as one of her responsibilities.

Debby was born in Taiwan and went to school in the United States. She is familiar with Asian cultural values, helping her to understand Asian families and offering her language skills. She was trained as a counsellor for those experiencing domestic violence, as an emotional support and addictions coach, and she also worked many years in the legal industry.

Outside of work, Debby’s love of creativity includes fine art photography, hiking, Zumba, Salsa dancing, cooking, traveling, music and playing piano.

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Joy De Castro

Pathway of Hope Caseworker

Joy has been a caseworker at Boundless Vancouver for over 4 years providing emergency support and referrals. Prior to her work here, Joy worked at other non-profit organizations including Neighbourhood Houses and a Newcomers' Centre for refugees. She is passionate about community, food and connecting individuals and families to information and resources.

Joy enjoys gardening, cycling, travel, dance, playing music and spending time with family and friends.

**Only available on Thursdays**

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Alisha Shrestha

Pathway of Hope Caseworker

Alisha graduated with a Bachelor in Social Work and a Post-graduate in Project Management program. Her journey with The Salvation Army started in Southern Ontario in 2019. Wanting to experience the West Coast lifestyle, Alisha eventually moved to Metro Vancouver and started working in an Anti-human Trafficking Program. Alisha joined Boundless Vancouver as a Frontline Caseworker in August 2022, feeling called to shift her career to Community and Family Services with a spiritual care focus.

Born and raised in Nepal, Alisha has life experience handling eastern and western social dynamics and has a good grasp of the difference cultural perspectives. Alisha loves spending time with her husband after work and going for an evening walk. She enjoys playing violin, riding a Vespa scooter and spending tea time with her family and friends.


Peter Cheung

Spiritual & Emotional Support Representative

Peter joined the Boundless Vancouver team in 2020 as leader of our Community Ministries. Peter was called into pastoral ministry while working for TELUS as a Senior Business Analyst. Responding to the call, he completed his M. Div and ThM at Regent College, and a Certificate in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care at Booth University College. With experience in church leadership, project management, student ministry (P2C) and international missions, Peter's experience is perfect in integrating our community ministries and congregational life.

Peter is a gifted preacher, martial artist, and is really difficult to beat in board games. Peter is also responsible for fundraising for the Pathway of Hope initiative.

Note: Pathway of Hope caseworkers are not settlement workers, career facilitators, counsellors or mental health specialists. If your specific need requires professional or specialist help, we will connect you with the appropriate services. We do have chaplains on site to meet for emotional and spiritual care.


Apply Today!

If you would like help from The Salvation Army Boundless Vancouver, book an interview appointment with us! Your will receive a confirmation email with further instructions after completing your booking.

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