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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. 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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Sadly, children raised in poverty are 32% more likely to remain there, compared to their more fortunate peers.
The Salvation Army is committed to addressing the causes of poverty and helping families address the barriers to success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.