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Doing The Most to Help Families

The Salvation Army Helps Make Families Whole.
We open our arms and our hearts to give families the support they need to grow together and thrive.

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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 Hammond-Munster Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Our Food Pantry is extending hours, opening Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 219-838-0380. 

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Across the US, 11.3 million children take care of themselves after the school day ends.

Through our community center and social services, we equip families with the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual support they need to foster better, brighter futures.

"The Salvation Army taught me how to advocate for my family and access other services. And that we're not alone."

The Salvation Army meets families wherever they are in life and help them move to a more self-sufficient and productive path.

The Salvation Army equips families in our community through:

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. 

Food Pantry
The Salvation Army of Hammond-Munster food pantry is open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9 a.m. - Noon; and Tuesdays & Thursdays 1 - 4 p.m. Food boxes may include shelf-stable pantry items, breads, cereals, meat and other household necessities. 

Pathway of Hope
Pathway of Hope is a comprehensive case management system that helps families identify barriers to self-sufficiency. Such as unemployment, insecure housing, lack of job skills, lack of childcare, etc. Pathway of Hope also helps address these barriers and connects families with community support organizations, and more.

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 219-838-0380, find a location near you, or learn more online.

Character-Building & Mentoring Programs
Weekly scout-style and mentoring 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. Character-building classes meet Wednesdays during the school year at 4:45 p.m.

  • Moonbeams: children in Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten (ages 4 & 5)
  • Sunbeams: girls in grades 1 - 5
  • Explorers: boys in grades 1 - 5
  • Girl Guards: girls in grades 6 - 12
  • Rangers: boys in grades 6 - 12

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. Classes are held Wednesdays during the school year.

  • Worship Band: 5:30 p.m.
  • Singing Company Children's Choir: 6:30 p.m.
  • Beginner Band: 6:30 p.m.
  • Ukulele: 6:30 p.m.

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.

 

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