The Salvation Army works to meet the needs of the individuals who seek help through several programs and services. The Sylvia Fites Family Service Center not only provides material assistance for those in need, but spiritual counseling and reassurance as well.
The Salvation Army Family Services Centers offer help to those in need in the Peoria tri-county area through several programs and services.
A 40 bed emergency shelter at the Family Services Center at 417 NE Adams in Peoria provides temporary housing for women, children, and intact families. The housing specialist and case workers work together with families to help them break the cycle of dependency by finding affordable permanent housing. Nutrition, budgeting, and other self-help programs are offered.
The Sylvia Fites Family Services Center at 414 NE Jefferson in Peoria houses the "Lunch with Love" program, which provides a free noon meal Monday throught Friday for those in need of a hot nutritious lunch. Approximately 300 meals are served daily.
Other services provided by the Sylvia Fites Family Services Center include emergency food pantry, rent assistance, information and referral services, seasonal assistance, job training opportunities, Bible studies and more.
The Salvation Army also operates a drop-in center for area homeless at the Sylvia FitesCenter in Peoria seven days a week, as well as the overnight Safety Net Shelter for homeless men.
Please call (309) 655-7272 for more information services provided through the Family Service Center.