The Salvation Army provides resources and support for adults in our community through:
Music, Visual and Dramatic Education
The Salvation Army is the largest music educator in the world, with offerings in brass, vocal, guitar, drums and more. It is essential to provide additional creative outlets for youth, teens, and adults to share their experiences, hopes, dreams, and fears. At Crossgenerations, our music classes are Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m.
Recreational, Sports & Fitness Programs
Physical fitness is essential for a healthy body and a healthy outlook on life. The Salvation Army Crossgenerations Corps Community Center has a weight room and offers additional fitness activities including basketball, climbing wall, and Zumba classes. The facility also provides lockers and showers for participants.
Pathway of Hope
A comprehensive case management system to help families identify barriers to self-sufficiency (unemployment, insecure housing, lack of job skills, lack of childcare, etc.), Pathway of Hope also guides how to address these barriers and connects families with community support organizations, and more.
The Salvation Army Crossgenerations Corps Community Center has a vibrant senior community with fellowship opportunities daily.
- Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- The Salvation Army Crossgenerations provides nutritious meals during the week for seniors and families.
- Meals range from sandwiches to hot entrees and include vegetables, fruit, and milk.
- Cost for seniors is $2, adults $5.50.
- June Menu & June Activities
- Walking Club: Monday - Friday, 1 - 2 p.m.
- Bingo: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 12:30 p.m.
- Jewelry Making: Tuesday, 1 p.m.
- Cards: Thursday, at 9 a.m.
- Chess Club: Thursday, 12:30 p.m.
The Salvation Army offers job skills training and employment referrals for adults.
Bed & Bread Club
Many of The Salvation Army's services ensure families have nutritious food to eat and a safe place to sleep. Once the basics are covered, we support families with after-school programming, creative arts education, worship opportunities, and more. Help keep these programs available to those most in need by joining the Bed & Bread Club.
Shield of Hope
The Shield of Hope is the nation's first Emergency Homeless Assessment and Response Center, which provides emergency shelter and helps families identify more stable living situations within two weeks. When families move, they are connected with community support services to navigate their futures better.
Evangeline Booth Lodge
The Evangeline Booth Lodge is an emergency shelter for families with children who suddenly become homeless due to eviction, disasters, domestic violence, stranded while traveling, or other crises. Booth Lodge can accommodate as many as 60 families each night.
Booth Manor Senior Residences, in Chicago's West Loop, provides attractive, low-income apartments and supportive services for seniors on fixed incomes.
Homelessness Prevention & Emergency Assistance Programs
The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help with mortgage/rent, utility bills, clothing, medication bills, and other needs to keep families in their homes. The Salvation Army Crossgenerations Social Services department is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment, please call us at 708-332-0100. To receive assistance from The Salvation Army Crossgenerations Corps Community Center, you must live in our service area zip codes 60406, 60655, 60803, 60445, 60472, 60469, 60427 (Calumet Park only)** and have an economic or personal crisis that can be verified. Documents needed for appointments are as follows:
- Picture ID
- Social Security cards for household
- Proof of income
- Rental lease or mortgage paperwork
- Bills & receipts of payments towards the bills
- Proof of any other assistance received
- Reports from Fire Dept, FEMA or Red Cross (if a victim of a fire or flood)
**For emergency assistance outside these areas, please call our divisional hotline at 773-205-3520. You may also contact our Service Extension Units (partner organizations/agencies) by searching for the location nearest you.
The Salvation Army Crossgenerations Food Pantry provides shelf-stable pantry items, bread, cereals, meat, and other household necessities, and is open Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Pantry functions on a first come, first served basis. However, all our clients receive the same kind and amount of goods every time. Individuals and families should bring ID, proof of address, paycheck stub, and documents to prove family dependent(s) on the first visit. We also ask that our clients visit once every 30 days to allow other people to benefit from this service as well.
Fatherhood in Action
The Salvation Army assists father figures with building stronger relationships with their children and their children's mothers. The program offers supportive and interactive group discussions while fathers develop skills for dealing with family and life issues.
The Salvation Army assists incarcerated men and women transitioning from prison to the community. Clients undergo counseling, access training programs, and learn to reconnect with their families and communities.
The Harbor Light program is an intense, in-patient substance abuse treatment. The program - one of the most respected in the country - also provides transitional services and employment training to help clients overcome their addiction and successfully transition back into their communities.
Adult Rehabilitation Centers
The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers provide intense work-based substance abuse therapy for a minimum of six months. Clients live onsite and work in Salvation Army Family Stores and other areas while participating in a full range of treatment programs.
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