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The Salvation Army Helps Make Families Whole.

We open our arms and our hearts to give families the support they need to grow together and thrive.

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To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, most programs at The Salvation Army Chicago Temple Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Food pantry is currently operating Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - noon. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at (312) 492-6803. 

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Across the US, 11.3 million children take care of themselves after the school day ends.

Through our community center and social services, we equip families with the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual support they need to foster better, brighter futures.

"The Salvation Army taught me how to advocate for my family and access other services. And that we're not alone."

The Salvation Army meets families wherever they are in life and help them move to a more self-sufficient and productive path.

The Salvation Army equips families in our community through: 

Head Start & Early Head Start
Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide young children and their families a chance to learn in an educational and creative environment. Programs also meet the needs of teen mothers and homeless families. Head Start is available at our Corps Community Center for children ages 3-5, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call 312-492-6803.

After-School Programs
The Salvation Army community centers provide after-school programming to give youth and teens a safe place to complete homework, learn new skills and relax with their friends. Teen Night for youth ages 14-17 is held on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Program is free with minimal paperwork. Call 312-492-6803 for more information. 

Character-Building & Mentoring Programs
Weekly scout-style and mentoring programs are designed to support youth and teens as they navigate their world and grow into adulthood. Topics addressed can include bullying, peer pressure, making a positive impact on the community, family life, and more. Kids in Pre-K through 10th grade are invited to join us on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Golden Age Club (ages 50+)
Adventure out and join us for games, activities, and seminars. Attending meetings and events are a great way to get out and stay active. Play your favorite games, watch some cool movies with your friends, do some creative arts & crafts and spend some time fellowshipping together having lunch. Golden Age Club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

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 provides guidance on how to address these barriers, and connects families with community support organizations, and more.

Food Pantry
The Salvation Army Chicago Temple Corps Community Center hosts an emergency food pantry on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. - noon. Food boxes may include shelf-stable pantry items, breads, cereals, meat and other household necessities.

Fatherhood in Action
The Salvation Army assists father figures with building stronger relationships with their children and their children's mothers. The Fatherhood in Action program offers supportive and interactive group discussions while fathers develop skills for dealing with family and life issues.

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 better navigate their futures.

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.

Partner Abuse Intervention
The Salvation Army offers a Partner Abuse Intervention Program for adults who have perpetrated physical, verbal or social abuse on their partners. The program helps men identify their abusive patterns, become accountable for the behavior, change beliefs that support the behavior and learn how to interact with their partners in non-abusive ways. The program is open to those who must receive court-mandated treatment, as well as those looking to stop the behaviors before the police and court system get involved. Call 773.960.3292 for more information.

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 312-492-6803, find a location near you, or learn more online


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