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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.

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Over 20,000 nights of lodging are provided to the homeless in McLean County  each year. 

Success Through Support

Sara came to Safe Harbor shelter after relocating to the area to complete substance abuse treatment. Sara was enrolled in The Salvation Army Employment Service Program shortly after checking in. She has a very expansive work history and was very ready to find work. She attended Job Leads and utilized job coaching with Employment Specialists. She was quickly able to find a possible position with a trucking company.

How we help overcome poverty

Food Pantry 
The Food Pantry is open Monday-Thursday from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and is open to McLean County Residents.  Clients can come once every 30 days and must bring a current piece of mail and photo ID. 

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. 

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Comprehensive Emergency Assistance 
This program helps individuals and families in need of one-time financial support. Beginning Oct 1, 2018, The Salvation Army will no longer be accepting Comprehensive Emergency Assistance applications directly from clients. The Salvation Army will continue to take referrals from social service agencies in McLean County. Applicants who do not have a case manager should contact PATH at 309-827-4005 for information on obtaining a case manager. 
Case Managers must fill out a referral form and submit to Salvation Army. Contact JoAnna or Nick for more information - (309) 829-9476

Supportive Services for Veteran Families  (SSVF) 

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is designed to assist low-income veterans and their families in obtaining and maintaining permanent stable housing. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families team strives to assist Veterans and their families through strengths-based goal planning to address current gaps in the Veteran’s ability to secure or maintain stable and sustainable permanent housing.

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