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People often ask why The Salvation Army offers so many different services and programs. The programs and services differ in order to meet the unique needs of the people in the communities we serve. We take a holistic approach to Doing the Most Good where there is the most need without discrimination, whether it be disaster relief, emergency assistance, substance abuse rehabilitation or educational programs for children.
The Salvation Army is the largest direct provider of social services to people in need in Illinois, and has been serving our local community for more than 125 years. We make an impact every day in three key areas of critical importance and concern to people across Chicagoland – homelessness, violent crime and education.
If you find yourself in need, whether that need be practical, recreational, spiritual or emotional, we hope you will seek our assistance.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
To learn more history about The Salvation Army International, visit story.salvationarmy.org.
Chicago Harbor Light Corps &
With a presence in nearly every zip code in America, there is a local Salvation Army near you. There are 28 Corps Community Centers within The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division. To find The Salvation Army in your community, type in your zip code in our location search tool here.
For information on The Salvation Army's work in other parts of the United States, visit our National website. And visit The Salvation Army International website to learn how we're Doing The Most Good around the world every day.
The Salvation Army is led by officers – ordained ministers – who supervise the many programs and services provided in your area. They also serve as administrators, counselors and youth leaders.
Major Merrill Powers
Major Nancy Powers
Program Development & Harbor Light Corps Officer
Major Ed Tutewiler
Pathway Forward Corps Officer
Major Diann Tutewiler
Pathway Forward Corps Officer
Envoy Tyrone Staggers
Pathway Forward Chaplain
Pathway Forward Director
Envoy Rick Garcia
Harbor Light Chaplain
If you are interested in a career within The Salvation Army, visit our Careers website to view current job opportunities.
To find ways to volunteer and support our community, visit our online listings of opportunities in the West Humboldt Park area of Chicago, or view The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division's regional volunteer locations. You may also email our Volunteer Resources Office.
For assistance, please call us at 312-667-2200.
If additional assistance is needed, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division's Social Services Department can be reached Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm through their online contact form. Messages received during the weekend will be returned on the first business day. You can also search for services in your community.