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Poverty is often the result of, and catalyst for, chronic struggles with hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, unemployment, educational voids, and various forms of abuse. These interconnected issues continue year after year and generation after generation. That's why we work to meet the needs of the whole person through short- and long-term assistance.
Through programs that serve the body, mind and soul, we alleviate the symptoms of poverty, then work to address the root issues that cause it. This holistic approach helps create sustainable change in millions of lives, every single day.
The Salvation Army of Goshen works together with community organizations and services to meet the material and spiritual needs of individuals and families. Our goal is to provide supportive assistance to people facing crisis situations. Services is given without regard to race, sex, age or religion.
The Salvation Army of Goshen provides a variety of programs to help individuals and families facing emergency and crisis situations. Some of the essentials services offered include:
Pathway of Hope
The Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope initiative provides individualized services to families with children who desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability that repeats generation after generation. It seeks to address the root causes of poverty in addition to The Army's history of compassionate serving. By helping families overcome challenges like unemployment, unstable housing, and lack of education, we can lead families down a path toward increased stability and, ultimately, self-sufficiency. Learn more >
Applicant(s) must have already seen the Trustee and assistance was given or denied. The applicant must live in the residence of a township that is within Goshen Salvation Army's service area. Applicant's utility must be in their legal name. The applicant must have received a notification of a disconnection of service, is already disconnected, or has a credit agreement in jeopardy of failing. The Goshen Salvation Army may be able to provide up to $200 on one month's assistance.
Prescription Medication Assistance
The Goshen Salvation Army may provide assistance for prescriptions in an emergency situation for non-ongoing prescriptions up to $100. This is a one-time basis assistance.
Other Emergency Needs
Throughout the year we are able to provide assistance with other emergency needs that arise. Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis and is assessed upon availability of funds.
Those seeking assistance need to bring with them identification (such as a driver's license, green card, government ID, birth certificate, etc) for those seeking assistance.
We reserve the right to make final decisions as to the nature and amount of assistance given, or if assistance will be denied. Grounds for denial of service will be determined by The Salvation Army of Goshen, based on: inaccurate or misleading information given by a client, a record of frequent assistance from us in a calendar year, or fraudulent use of our assistance forms or other items.
Our goal, as a short-term emergency assistance agency, is to promote client independence. Therefore, we try to avoid continuously repeating assistance to a particular client.