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November-April, community cooks volunteer to prepare and serve meals for our shelter guests.
Call 923-8220 for more info.

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The pandemic's effect is written on the faces of those we see. They come, seeking temporary shelter and the way back home, to life before COVID-19.

I want to help

The Salvation Army of fond du lac:

the home of hope for those with no address 

More than just a place to sleep.

"You gave me a warm meal, a shower with soap and shampoo, a tooth brush with toothpaste. I slept on clean sheets, safe from harm, without worry. You gave me the chance to feel human again." - A Warming Shelter Client

Living with no place to call home. 

The challenges go far beyond a place to rest, a shield from the elements. The circumstance of  being homeless takes a toll -  mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  We take a holistic approach to service to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit:

  •  Our food pantry is open M-F;
  •  A  collaboration with Samaritan Health Clinic and FDL County Health Dept. provides "Bath in A Bag" to help with personal hygiene;
  • Trained, compassionate Community Engagement Specialist is available by appointment to guide, mentor and refer services;
  • Families with children under 18 may be eligible for A Pathway of Hope Program/Family Mentoring– recognized as one of the top 4 in the nation in 2017.
  • Our Sunday Services, bible study, and Facebook Ministry Group welcome new members;
  • A Chaplain Support Line is available EVERY SINGLE DAY. Phone 1-888-651-7294 9 am to 9 pm  to talk with, pray with or be heard.
  • Volunteer opportunities to help build a resume are available.
  • A network of resources are at the ready to serve*:
    •  The Salvation Army is an International non profit agency with a presence in every zip code in the US & a spectrum of  services, staff, experience to build solutions.
    •  An in- patient drug and alcohol dependence program  at The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center– 6 month (more if needed) FREE program.
    • A network of 79 listed community partnerships.

*Eligibility guidelines may apply.

Every winter, we open our doors nightly, as Fond du Lac County's ONLY warming shelter


The Salvation Army of Fond du Lac Winter Warming Shelter is open nightly from 6 PM - 8 AM starting November 1 through March 31. Shelter clients receive supper, the opportunity to shower, do laundry, and fellowship in the evening; in the morning, there's breakfast and the opportunity to grab a snack before leaving. The sleeping quarters separate men from ladies. Trained staff provides case management services to assist clients in attaining higher levels of sufficiency and Corp Officers minister to client spiritual needs. Volunteers support staff and visit with clients.

    PATRICIA JOHN RECALLS  “As a staff member, I witnessed overdoses... and hugs; I cherished advice given me by a stage four terminally ill veteran, & held the hands of a tortured rape victim; I gave my words of wisdom to a father struggling with co-parenting and providing for his three small children; I listened to a gentleman who had to bury his partner of thirteen years, and whose sorrow would not allow him to stay in the home they once shared, but who found solace in our shelter; I had the immense pleasure of sharing my recovery story to help reassure a client his decision to surrender to a six month rehab facility through The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center was well -thought out. I remember how he shook, telling me he was terrified. I pretended to learn to knit just to soak up the peaceful energy from a lovely retired woman who told me how God saved her. I supported our clients, but there is no secret they supported me also.”


  • Make a donation hereA gift of $500 helps shelter and coordinate provisions for one individual through our warming shelter. A gift of $400 supports our team’s year round commitment to be the resource those without a place to call home can access: trained caseworkers, help securing employment,  network of community partners, personal care items, clothing and unique resources to sustain them temporarily  while they work toward a permanent address. Fund the entire goal yourself, or give in any amount and your gift will be paired with others to support shelter efforts.
  • Collect & share necessary items on our supply list.

 Supply List

  • Deodorant, Combs, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Shampoo, Soap
  • "Fuel Only" Cards, Grocery Store Gift Cards, Gift Cards for Haircuts, Gift Cards for Oil Changes, 
  • New Men's Socks & Long Underwear,  New Women's Socks & Long Underwear, Gloves, Hats, Scarves
  • Laundry Soap (HE), Cleaning Supplies
  • Backpacks, Reusable Shopping Bags
  • Adult Bikes in Good Condition
  • Scholarships - Fees for Employment Training & Certification
  • Boxed Cereal, Individual Granola/ Breakfast Bars

Thank you. Together, we're 'Doing the Most Good' for Fond du Lac County.


Social Service Director
(920) 923-8220