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Doing The Most to Fight Poverty

The Salvation Army's holistic programs help alleviate the symptoms of poverty
and address the root issues that cause it.

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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 Evanston Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 847-866-9770

Click here to learn more about local and national Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts.

46.7 million Americans live below the poverty line. 60 million more live one crisis away.

Sadly, children raised in poverty are 32% more likely to remain there, compared to their more fortunate peers.

"Without Salvation Army, I don't know where we'd be. They helped me find a job, clothing, food and somewhere to live."

The Salvation Army is committed to addressing the causes of poverty and helping families address the barriers to success.

The Salvation Army provides resources and support to overcome poverty 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.

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 847-866-9770, find a location near you, or learn more online

Food Pantry
The Salvation Army Evanston Corps Community Center has food pantry that is open Fridays from 11 a.m. - noon. Food boxes may include shelf-stable pantry items, breads, cereals, meat and other household necessities.

Meals at Shelters, Facilities & Other Programs
The Salvation Army provides nutritious meals each day for families staying at our shelters, in residential programs, and children enrolled in the Head Start/Early Head Start and camp programs. Most after-school programs also provide a healthy snack.

Shield of Hope
The Shield of Hope is the nation's first Emergency Homeless Assessment and Response Center, which provides emergency shelter and helps families identify more stable living situations within two weeks. When families move, they are connected with community support services to better navigate their futures.

Evangeline Booth Lodge
The Evangeline Booth Lodge is an emergency shelter for families with children who suddenly become homeless due to eviction, disasters, domestic violence, stranded while traveling, or other crises. Booth Lodge can accommodate as many as 60 families each night.

Holiday Meals
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. 

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.

 

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