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Through programs designed to address the mind, body and soul,
The Salvation Army meets the needs of adults of all ages.
To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, programs and services at The Salvation Army Freedom Center Campus / Harbor Light Corps Community Center are modified until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at (312) 667-2200.
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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.
Pathway of Hope
A comprehensive case management system, Pathway of Hope helps families identify barriers to self-sufficiency (unemployment, insecure housing, lack of job skills, lack of childcare, etc.) and ways to address them by connecting with community support organizations and more. Call 312.667.2340 for more information.
The Salvation Army hosts food pantries for neighbors in the 60651 and 60624 zip codes. Families are invited to come shop our pantry for a grocery order once a month. We provide a nutritious variety of foods based on the choices of each family. Pantry Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon).
The Salvation Army offers job skills training and employment referrals for adults. At the Freedom Center, our Employment Services program helps Chicagoans 18 & older prepare for and secure jobs.
Family and adult cooking classes are offered at the Freedom Center. Call 312.667.2350 for more information.
Adults Open Gym is held Sundays from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. for $4/each. Adults must be age 18 and over; clean and sober.
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 312-667-2350, find a location near you, or learn more online.
Shield of Hope
The nation's first Emergency Homeless Assessment and Response Center to address the needs of families in crisis, the Shield of Hope can provide shelter for up to 75 people. The Salvation Army staff help families identify more stable living situations within 14 days. Upon their move, families 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.
Booth Manor Senior Residences, in Chicago's West Loop, provides attractive, low-income apartments and supportive services for seniors on fixed incomes.
Senior Well-Being Checks
The Salvation Army partners with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) to provide well-being checks for seniors in Chicago. A worker will be sent out to check on the senior and help link the senior to needed services. To request a senior well-being check, call the DFSS Senior Services Division at 312-744-4016.
Grandparents or Older Relatives Raising Children Program
The Salvation Army partners with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) to provide services to adults 55 and older who are caring for a relative child under 18 or a loved one with a disability. The services offered include support groups, individual and family counseling, educational programs, and financial assistance to help with essential needs for the children. Call the DFSS Senior Services Division at 312-744-4016 for a referral.
The Harbor Light Center at The Salvation Army Freedom Center is an intense, inpatient substance abuse treatment program. The program - one of the most respected in the country - also provides transitional services and employment training to help clients overcome their addiction and successfully transition back into their communities.
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.
The Salvation Army Pathway Forward program assists incarcerated men and women transitioning from prison to the community. Clients undergo counseling, access training programs and learn to reconnect with their families and communities.
Partner Abuse Intervention
The Salvation Army offers a Partner Abuse Intervention Program for adults who have perpetrated physical, verbal or social abuse on their partners. The program helps men identify their abusive patterns, become accountable for the behavior, change beliefs that support the behavior and learn how to interact with their partners in non-abusive ways. The program is open to those who must receive court-mandated treatment, as well as those looking to stop the behaviors before the police and court system get involved. Call 773.960.3292 for more information.
Mobile Feeding & Homeless Outreach
The Salvation Army Mobile Outreach team makes more than 25 stops every day to provide hot meals, case management, and mental health and substance abuse services to the homeless. We are ready to assist those interested in leaving the streets. Download the Mobile Unit's schedule.