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Doing The Most to Help Families

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 East Chicago Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. We are preparing take-home meals from the mobile canteen for our weekday lunch program instead of serving the meal communally Monday through Friday, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our food pantry is running with normal hours, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at (219) 398-2939. 

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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:

Pathway of Hope
Pathway of Hope is a comprehensive case management system that helps families identify barriers to self-sufficiency. Such as unemployment, insecure housing, lack of job skills, lack of childcare, etc. Pathway of Hope also helps address these barriers and connects families with community support organizations, and more.

Community Meals
The Salvation Army serves a free, nutritious meal Monday - Friday for whomever chooses to join us. Lunch is served weekdays from noon - 1 p.m. 

Food Pantry
The Salvation Army East Chicago Food Pantry is open Monday - Thursday, 9 - 11 a.m. Food boxes may include shelf-stable pantry items, breads, cereals, meat and other household necessities. 

Recreational, Sports & Fitness Programs
Sports, recreation and fitness programs help us learn the value of health, physical activity and teamwork. Our Zumba classes get you up and moving to fun music. Join us Monday - Friday at 9 a.m.

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 important to provide additional creative outlets for youth, teens and adults to share their experiences, hopes, dreams and fears. Music classes are Mondays from 6 - 8 p.m.

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 219-398-2939, find a location near you, or learn more online.

Recreational, Sports & Fitness Programs
Sports, recreation and fitness programs help us learn the value of health, physical activity and teamwork. Our Zumba classes get you up and moving to fun music. Join us Monday - Friday at 9 a.m.

 

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