Poverty is so often the result of - and the catalyst for - chronic struggles with hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, educational voids and various forms of abuse.
These interconnected struggles continue year after year, and often span generations. That's why The Salvation Army works to meet the needs of the whole person through short and long-term assistance - first alleviating the symptoms of poverty and then addressing the root issues that cause it.
Poverty doesn't have to be permanent. You can help.
Homeless Diversion and Emergency Assistance Programs
The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help with mortgage/rent/utility/clothing/medication bills and other needs in order to keep families in their homes. For more information or support, call the Aurora Corps Community Center at 630-897-7265 or the emergency assistance hotline 773.205.3520.
Pathway of Hope Case Support (Poverty Diversion Program)
A comprehensive case management system to help families identify barriers to self-sufficiency (unemployment, insecure housing, lack of job skills, lack of childcare, etc.) and ways to address them by connecting with community support organizations and more.