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To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, some programs at The Salvation Army Gary-Merrillville Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Food and hygiene kits as well as funding for utility assistance are available. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 219-887-6588.
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By the time they reach the 12th grade, the same kids are four years behind.
The Salvation Army's programs help motivate, encourage and empower youth to be the best they can be and to seek out ways to reach their goals.
After-School Programs and Child Care
The Salvation Army community centers provide after-school programming to give youth and teens a safe place to complete homework, learn new skills and relax with their friends.
Character-building programs are designed to support youth and teens as they navigate their world and grow into adulthood. Topics addressed can include bullying, peer pressure, making a positive impact on the community, family life, and more.
Music, Visual and Dramatic Education
The Salvation Army is the largest music educator in the world, with offerings in brass, vocal, guitar, drums and more. It is important to provide additional creative outlets for youth, teens and adults to share their experiences, hopes, dreams and fears.
Wonderland Camp provides week-long summer camp options for youth, teens and seniors with a different theme each week. We also host day camps during school breaks and the summer.