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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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We help adults overcome substance abuse, get out of poverty, and start over. Through programs designed to address the mind, body and soul, we meet the needs of adults of all ages.
Sometimes life hits you hard and you just need a hand up. The Salvation Army is there to show you the path to hope.
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.
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.
The Salvation Army provides Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for families unable to create a special meal themselves. We host homemade dinners at our facility and provide a Christmas dinner box to struggling families.
Adult Rehabilitation Centers
The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers provide intense work-based substance abuse therapy for a minimum of six months. Clients live onsite and work in Salvation Army Family Stores and other areas, while participating in a full range of treatment programs.
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.