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We fight poverty with love

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.

We're Here to Help

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 Porter County 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 are given without regard to race, sex, age or religion.

Programs and Services

Essential Services

The Porter County Salvation Army provides many types of assistance programs to the people facing crisis situations. We offer spiritual, social and budget counseling along with rent assistance, mortgage, utility, fire & disaster victims, and other emergency needs. Please call to make an appointment.

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is available to anyone in our community who needs to supplement their groceries. Food Pantry is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 until 3:00PM. We also distribute bread & pizza daily (as available) 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Donors include Strack & Van Til, Panera Bread, Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, and KFC.

Dress Up for the Bus

Our Dress Up for the Bus program provides a new outfit and collects and distributes school supplies each July/August for the new school year.

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 >