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The Salvation Army's holistic programs help alleviate the symptoms of poverty
and address the root issues that cause it.
To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, most programs at The Salvation Army Belvidere Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Food pantry currently operates Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m, due to the emergency situation. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 815.544.3892.
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Sadly, children raised in poverty are 32% more likely to remain there, compared to their more fortunate peers.
The Salvation Army is committed to addressing the causes of poverty and helping families address the barriers to success.
Pathway of Hope
A comprehensive case management system, Pathway of Hope is designed 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.
The Salvation Army offers job skills training and employment referrals for adults.
Homelessness Prevention & Emergency Assistance Programs
The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help with mortgage/rent, utility bills, clothing, medication bills, and other needs in order to keep families in their homes. For more information or support: contact our Corps Community Center at 815-544-3892, find a location near you, or learn more online.
The Salvation Army's food pantry provides shelf-stable pantry items, breads, cereals, meat and other household necessities. The pantry is open the first Wednesday of each month, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., and Mondays through Fridays in emergency situations.
Meals at Shelters, Facilities & Other Programs
The Salvation Army provides nutritious meals each day for families staying at our shelters, in residential programs, and children enrolled in the Head Start/Early Head Start and camp programs. Most after-school programs also provide a healthy snack.
How You and Your Family Can Help
Homelessness is an issue plaguing cities and neighborhoods across the country. Here are some ideas for how to talk with your children about homelessness, how you can help fight poverty, and what you can do to make an impact in your community.