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The Salvation Army evaluates every local community and strives to meet the greatest need in each. With your help, we can turn underserved areas into thriving, flourishing communities. Whether it's providing shelter, feeding programs, domestic abuse programs, or addiction recovery: with your support, we will be there today, tomorrow, and until the healing is complete.
The Salvation Army is committed to providing the help that is needed those who need it most.
The Salvation Army stands ready to help individuals and families in every zip code in America. We’re here in your community to help families overcome barriers to self-sufficiency including job training and referrals, combat hunger, and more. Your support today provides hope and help to a family in despair.
COVID-19 / Coronavirus Recovery
In these times of uncertainty, The Salvation Army stands strong, providing hope and help to those who need it. From Emergency Assistance to food and home goods pantries, to providing shelter and meals, to lending an ear through our emotional and spiritual support hotline, to supporting local government and responders, we are here. Learn more about each of these services online.
The Salvation Army DeKalb food pantry is open the Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - Noon, and Thursday 5 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Our food pantry remains open but as a drive-through service with prepackaged boxes delivered curbside, and clients can receive food once a week (instead of the previous once a month). For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at (815) 756-4308.
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 815-756-4308, find a location near you, or learn more online.
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.
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.