What We Do
The Salvation Army strives to be timely and efficient as it examines and addresses needs within a community. We continue to seek ways to change people's lives by elevating the human spirit through the gift of Christian love. We lift people up - get them on their feet - help them grow in all dimensions of life.
This compassion takes on many forms, as demonstrated by these various programs and ministries in the community!
Community Care Ministries – This ministry provides regular and seasonal visitation to hospitals, nursing homes, institutions, and private homes in the community.
The ministry may include special activities or special services to meet specific needs of those we serve.
Emergency Disaster Services -While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services. And while these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.
When tragedy strikes locally, remember that The Salvation Army is on the scene. Volunteers are needed for behind-the-scenes and frontline work. Donations enable Salvation Army personnel to assist hundreds of thousands of disaster survivors. For more information, please contact us at the Corp sat (217) 442-5911.
Older Adult Ministries - Older adults are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. By 2050 the number of Americans age 65 or older could soar to 80 million, compared with 33.2 million in 1994, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
Recognizing that people not only are living longer, but they are enjoying greater health and vitality, The Salvation Army provides boundless occasions for older adults to continue contributing to their communities long into their 70s, 80s and even 90s. Hundreds of older adults support Salvation Army programs as volunteers or paid staff, bringing the invaluable resource of experience and perspective.
Youth Ministries - The Salvation Army has been actively serving America’s youth for over 120 years. Salvation Army corps community centers offer religious and character-building programs that can include Sunday school, youth troops, music classes, athletics and sporting events, arts and crafts, camping, and more.
Salvation Army youth programs place special emphasis on activities that encourage character and life skills development. Through mentoring and education, children and teens are shown the possibility of a better life. Please contact us for information on our available youth programs available in your area.