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Who we Are

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.

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, view our 2017 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 and 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 Campus Leadership

Major Merrill Powers
Administrative Officer

Major Nancy Powers
Program Development & Harbor Light Corps Officer

Envoy Tyrone Staggers
Pathway Forward Chaplain

Richard Hart
Pathway Forward Director

Media Inquiries:

Leora Conway, Publicist
Email: Leora_Conway@usc.salvationarmy.org
Office: 773-205-3531  |  Mobile: 872-223-7951

Jacqueline Rachev, Manager 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 (Metropolitan Divsion) choose from the options below. Once you have received your invitation, reply Y to activate.
Events & Fundraising Opportunities
Text SALARMYCHICAGO to 51555.

 

Volunteer Opportunities
Text VOLUNTEER to 51555.

 

Job Alerts
Text SAJOBS to 51555.

 

Local Disasters Alerts
Text DISASTERS 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 your community, view our regional volunteer locations, or contact our Volunteer Resources Office.

Our Divisional Social Services department can be reached at 773-205-3520 or email us. Someone will contact you within 24 hours, Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Messages received during the weekend will be returned on the first business day. You can also search for services in your community.