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To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, programs and services at The Salvation Army Elgin Corps Community Center are modified until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 847-741-2304.
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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. We’re in your neighborhood, ready to help invest in our kids, care for seniors, love all of our neighbors, and provide hope for communities of color. Because this is our neighborhood, too.
COVID-19 / Coronavirus Response
In these times of uncertainty, we stand strong, providing hope and help to those who need it. From emergency assistance to free 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 first responders, we remain here to serve. We continue to protect our volunteers, donors, clients, staff and other supporters by following CDC and local government requirements. Learn more about our "new normal".
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.
Emergency Assistance & Homelessness Prevention 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 847-741-2304, find a location near you, or learn more online.
Saturday Fresh Produce Pantry
59% of people seeking food assistance choose between buying food and paying rent or mortgage. With CDC guidelines and best practices in mind, our Fresh Produce Pantry items are pre-boxed and not client choice. We are open on Saturdays from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Only small groups are allowed in the building at a time. We have adjusted to pre-bagged instead of the client-choice until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 847-741-2304.
Home Goods Pantry
We provide home goods items on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Thursdays from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Only small groups are allowed in the building at a time. We have adjusted to pre-bagged instead of the client-choice until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 847-741-2304.
Music, Visual, & Dramatic Arts 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.
Day Camps, Vacation Bible School, and Wonderland Camp provide options for youth, teens and seniors who may not otherwise have access to such opportunities.
Talking About Poverty
Homelessness and poverty are plaguing cities and neighborhoods across the country more than ever. 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.
The Salvation Army is committed to providing the help that is needed those who need it most.