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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!


We have church every Sunday, Emergency Financial Assistance and Pantry are still available via phone appointment, Pathway of Hope is still looking to enroll new families After School Program is in progress, and we have carry out meals and deliveries through COVID-19; however, other services have been temporarily suspended. Please call 231-347-3531 for more details.

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 x 1005 or click HERE for more information.




Emergency Financial Assistance Program

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...

You must first call to schedule an appointment with a caseworker.

Satellite office located at Care and Share in East Jordan!

Please call 231-347-3531 x 1005 and leave a message to schedule an appointment.


Food Assistance Program

Food Pantry

  • Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
  • Friday evenings at 7:00 PM following Community Dinner
  • Food emergency- Call (231) 347-3531 during normal business hours: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Monday-Friday (Closed from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM for lunch)

Community Meals

  • Friday Night Live Community Dinner- Every Friday night at 6:00 PM- occasional music, movies and games
  • Sunday Supper- Every 4th Sunday of the month at 12:15 PM following our regular worship services.






After School Program 2019-2020

Dates: Held Monday-Friday after school until 6:00 PM when Petoskey Public Schools are in session (full day)

Transportation: Petoskey Public School students are delivered right to our building. Concord Academy Petoskey students are picked up at Concord.

Cost: $125 per month

Activities: Snacks, Crafts, Activities, Field Trips, Help with homework

Call 231-347-3531 X 1009 to register! Scholarships available.





TEEN FIRE is a Christian youth group just for teens! We encourage positive development through games, activities, outings and fellowship in a upbeat safe Christian environment.

Cost: FREE! Bring your friends!

Dates: After school on Wednesdays and Fridays when Petoskey Public Schools are in session (full day)

Activities: Coffee, *Snacks, WI-FI, Video Games, Music! A fun and safe place for teens to hang out after school; help with homework available

*Optional: Additional charge for snacks and occasional field trips

For more information, please contact Youth Pastor Justin Bluer at (231) 373-0072 or email wmipetoskey@usc.salvationarmy.org.


Summer Recreation Program

Kids Days

Children enjoy a variety of activities on special kids days throughout the summer such as trips to the:

  • Beach
  • Keiju Farms
  • Fishing hole
  • State Park
  • Flywheelers



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 Little Pine Island

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.

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

Please call 231-347-3531 x 1009 to register!