The local war on poverty is losing one of its leading voices as Pathway to Potential sheds its two employees and shuts down its office.

The anti-poverty initiative — fully funded by the city and county — closed its downtown Chatham Street East office on Dec. 16. Marketing and community engagement manager Laura Tucker departed Dec. 23 after five years, and executive director Adam Vasey is working without an office until his Jan. 20 departure.

But the city insists that the programs and initiatives begun or directed by P2P will continue, as will the local fight against poverty.

“Nothing will fall through the cracks,” Jelena Payne, Windsor’s community development and health commissioner, told the Star Wednesday.