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The Salvation Army helps make families whole.

We believe in the power of strong families.

The Salvation Army offers a wide array of community programs to help cultivate brighter futures. Along with community centers dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, and spiritual growth of moms, dads, and kids, we provide summer camps for kids, after-school and summer programs for students of all ages, support for expecting and new parents, and numerous music, art, and athletic programs for aspiring youth.

No family should feel like they are struggling alone!

Summer Camp

For many kids, summer camp is the first time they will see the world outside of their neighborhood. Each year, Little Pine Island Camp welcomes hundreds of children from low-income families to enjoy fresh air, exercise and new friendships through our annual summer program. This experience is more than just a few days away from home. Here, children learn new skills and self-reliance. Trained counselors who understand their emotional needs and problems help them mature and grow. Camp activities include learning to swim, scouting, arts and crafts, music development, and sports.


Community Garden (Lansing South Location Only)

Summer Garden Plots are located next to the South Corps building. 10 x 10 plots are available to anyone in the community.  Costs for plots are suggested donations based on income, but are not required.

Established in 2011, this garden provides space to grow your own food. Operated in partnership with South Lansing Community Development Association.


Pathway of Hope

Pathway of Hope is a program to assist families with minor children that links and coordinates services within The Salvation Army with community agencies.  Families in the Pathway of Hope receive support from a caring team that helps them set and achieve their own goals. Find out more here ->


Rent Assistance

There are times in people's lives when they cannot pay their rent, or have fallen behind due to their economic circumstances.  Through various grants and funding we are able to assist a family or individual once every 12 months.

When funding is available, appointments are scheduled on a "first come, first serve" basis.

Appointments are necessary and can be made by phone call at 517-484-4424.  Please bring the following with you after making an appointment for rent assistance:

  • Picture ID for all adults in the household
  • Social Security numbers for all household members (although medical cards may be accepted for children under 18).
  • A DHS decision that coincides with the current need.  i.e. back rent, foreclosure, first month's rent, etc. 
  • The DHS decision must be less than 30 days old and not expired
  • Monthly income verification: pay stubs, child support verification, DHS statement for FIP grant, current year paper work from Social Security Administration verifying income, or any other sources.
  • A copy of the lease or mortgage.

For back rent:  A court ordered eviction including: judgment, summons, complaint and demand for possession, letter of nullification from the landlord for writ, or order of eviction.

For First Month's Rent:  A shelter verification form from the shelter you are currently staying in

For Foreclosure:  A letter of intent to foreclose


Haircuts (Lansing South Location Only)

Any interested person, male or female, adult or child, may receive a free basic haircut from a licensed cosmetologist.

  • Eligible every three months
  • Available by appointment
  • Haircuts are given by professionals

Questions call (517) 394-6945 or (517) 862-1563