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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!

Pathway of Hope

The Pathway of Hope Program lends support to families who are willing to take the necessary steps towards self-sufficiency to improve their lives.

We offer:

  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Goal Setting Activities
  • Career building skills
  • Additional supportive services through agency partners

Participants must have at least one child under the age of 18 to participate and must be willing to work to change their lifestyle and learn new skills to help them move forward.

Please call 231-347-3531 or click HERE for more information.



Emergency Financial

Assistance Program (EFAP)

We provide emergency financial assistance to those in need. Some examples of assistance are:

  • Energy assistance such as heat (gas, propane, wood, etc) or electricity
  • Rental assistance to prevent eviction or for first month's rent
  • Other types of assistance vary such as clothing vouchers, household supply and furniture vouchers, emergency (out of area) transportation for housing or medical needs, holiday assistance and more...

Please leave a message to schedule a phone appointment with a caseworker at (231) 347-3531.

Walk-In Intake appointments are available on Thursdays from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM at our satellite office located in East Jordan at Crossroads Resale Shop and Care and Share Food Pantry. 






Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-11:00AM and 1:00PM-3:00PM


congregate community meals are temporarily POSTPONED


Current Meal Schedule

Carry-out Lunch: Fridays from 12:00 PM-12:45 PM at Petoskey Church of Christ on Monroe Street.

Friday meal deliveries are available for local senior communities, homeless shelters and mobility impaired individuals residing in the city of Petoskey. Call (231) 347-3531 to be added to a delivery route.





Please call (231) 347-3531 for current information.



Adventure Corps 

Sunbeams, Girl Guards , Moonbeams, Rangers and Explorers

The Salvation Army Adventure Corps Program is a holistic Christian education experience for boys in grades 1-12.  The Salvation Army Sunbeam and Girl Guard programs are holistic Christian Education experiences for girls in grades 1-12. The Salvation Army Moonbeam program is a holistic Christian Education experience for girls and boys in pre-k and kindergarten.

The goals of the Adventure Corps Character Building programs are to develop positive social and communication habits, decision making and life skills, character and leadership.  This is done through a Biblical worldview by encouraging a sense of personal identity and character, Christian values and Biblical principles and physical, mental, spiritual, and social development in a safe environment for learning, developing, and caring that is age appropriate and Christ centered.

Contact us to get your child involved today!

Jr. Soldiers

Junior Soldiers are children between the ages of seven and thirteen who have professed Jesus Christ as their Savior and have signed the junior soldiers promise, becoming a Salvationist. Junior Soldiers utilizes the Totally His curriculum while Honor Junior Soldiers prepares children for the next step of leadership in their local corps.

Corps Cadets

A Corps Cadet is a young Salvationist who is at least 13 years old or in the 7th grade who undertakes a course of Bible study and leadership training in order to grow spiritually and become better equipped for effective service in The Salvation Army.

Kids Days

Children enjoy a variety of activities on special kids days throughout the summer such as trips to the BEACH, ZOO, FLY WHEELERS, FARMS, RAVEN HILL and more. Trips and activities tie into Christian-based theme with a corresponding Bible lesson.




Watermelon parties

We share the love of Christ with others while we grill out at local apartment communities. The grill-outs are open to the public. We supply hot-dogs, chips, punch and of course watermelon! There are games and prizes for kids and we often have special treats like face-painting.


Vacation Bible School

Children embark on a adventure that teaches a different lesson from the Bible each year. Snacks, games, activities, crafts, songs and plays are all part of this fun-filled week that kicks off with a Watermelon Party.


Summer Camp at ECHO GROVE

For many kids, summer camp is the first time they will see the world outside of their neighborhood. Each year, Echo Grove 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, sports and much more in a Christian-based environment.

ACA Accredited. Camps are FREE of charge. Includes round-trip transportation and meals. No income requirements to qualify. Must register by dates shown.

2024 Registration is now closed.