By providing programs that serve the body, mind and soul, The Salvation Army helps alleviate the symptoms of poverty - and works to address the root issues that cause it.
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 La Porte 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 La Porte 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 >
Energy Assistance is no longer in our building as of February 1st. They are still in Michigan City at 301 8th Street. You must call and make an appointment and they will tell you what you need to bring. The telephone number 219-872-0351.
Mobile Tot Shop on the 3rd Thursday of every month. 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Please make sure you receive your Tot Shop Coupons to exchange for needed items for your infants, and /or young children up to age 5. Sponsored by The Family & Youth Services Bureau, with generous support from the Regional Service Council. Please call 219-464-9585 with questions or to make a donation.
SafeLink Free Phones are available. To qualify you need Food Stamp Card or Medicaid Card or Proof of Social Security or Proof of Energy Assistance Qualification.
First Steps Office
First Steps Office is currently open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The Salvation Army of LaPorte is proud to partner with ?First Step of LaPorte? by providing office space in the building. ?First Step? is a ministry of the churches of LaPorte that provides financial and referral assistance to those in need. For more information go to www.firststepoflaporte.org or call 219-326-STEP(7837)