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Here For Good.

The Salvation Army is dedicated to Doing the Most Good in your community.

Who We Are

At The Salvation Army, we are dedicated to Doing the Most Good. We are made up of thousands of officers, soldiers, staff, volunteers, donors, and partners working together to holistically meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. We do this through programs designed to combat homelessness and hunger, provide safe spaces for kids after school and on the weekends, achieve and maintain sobriety, and give hope to the hopeless. The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division provides these services to people in need throughout greater Chicagoland, Northern Illinois, and Northwest Indiana. The Salvation Army Freedom Center and Harbor Light Corps is a part of the Metropolitan Division, and provides a variety of services to people in need in our community. 

The Salvation Army is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. law.

Mission Statement
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 about The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division, visit www.salarmymetro.org and view our Divisional Annual Report.

To learn more history about The Salvation Army International, visit story.salvationarmy.org.

The Salvation Army Freedom Center
825 N. Christiana
Chicago, IL 60651
Phone: 312-667-2200 | Fax: 312-421-0447
Email: SAHL.Chicago@usc.salvationarmy.org
Map/Directions

Chicago Harbor Light Corps &
Community Center

Phone: 312-667-2350

Pathway Forward
Phone: 312-667-2100

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.

Majors Merrill & Nancy Powers

At the Freedom Center, Majors Merrill and Nancy Powers are our leaders. They come with vast experience and knowledge, interact with the community on a daily basis, and are a primary point of contact for your questions, comments or requests for assistance. Majors Powers are also faith leaders: here to respond to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs in your community.

 

Freedom Center Leadership

Major Merrill Powers
Freedom Center Administrative Officer

Major Nancy Powers
Freedom Center Program Development Officer & Harbor Light Center Executive Director

Captain Jennifer Clanton
Harbor Light Corps Officer

Lieutenant Nathan Welch
Harbor Light Associate Corps Officer

Lieutenant Alisha Welch
Harbor Light Associate Corps Officer

Envoy Tyrone Staggers
Pathway Forward Chaplain

Richard Hart
Pathway Forward Director

Envoy Rick Garcia
Harbor Light Center Chaplain

Media Inquiries:

Katie Heinz Pfingsten, Public Relations Manager
Email: Katie.Heinz@usc.salvationarmy.org
Office: 773-205-3531  |  Mobile: 872-223-7951

Jacqueline Rachev, Director of Communications
Email: Jacqueline.Rachev@usc.salvationarmy.org
Office: 773-205-3508  |  Mobile: 773-551-9069

Ways to Give

Discover ways to support The Salvation Army on our Ways to Give page.

Donate Goods

To schedule a free donation pick up please call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825). To learn more about our Thrift Stores and donation centers visit satruck.org.

Mobile Text Alerts:

To receive mobile alerts from The Salvation Army Freedom Center / Harbor Light choose from the options below. Once you have received your invitation, reply Y to activate.
Events & Fundraising Opportunities
Text FREEDOM to 51555.

 

Volunteer Opportunities
Text VOLUNTEER to 51555.

 

Job Alerts
Text SAJOBS to 51555.

 

Local Disasters Alerts
Text DISASTERS to 51555.

 

Sunday Inspirationals
Text BLESSED to 51555.

 

Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 51555 to stop. Text HELP to 51555 for help.
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Careers

If you are interested in a career within The Salvation Army, visit our Careers website to view current job opportunities.

Volunteering

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.