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Serving Our Community

The Salvation Army believes in meeting the basic needs of individuals and families, young and old. These basic needs include food, clothing, shelter and household needs. While meeting the physical needs, The Salvation Army staff also offer hope and guidance to those coming in for services.  

Programs and Services offered in Hancock

Food Pantry
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
We provide emergency food for people in need. The Pantry is closed from 12:30 to 1:00 daily for lunch. ID and proof of income are required. 

Those in need can visit the food pantry monthly.

Youth Programming (Starting September 9, 2019)

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. After School Club (gym, crafts, movies, homework help) 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. After School Club 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. After School Club
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Club 316 5:30 p.m. Supper Club 5:30 p.m. Supper Club
5:30 p.m. Supper Club 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Kids Club 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Archery
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Music (incorporating Drums, Timbrels, Singing)    

Emergency Shelter
We provide temporary shelter for homeless adults and families.

Utility Assistance (Michigan Energy Assistance Program MEAP)
We provide financial assistance for those facing electric or gas utility disconnections. This service is provided only as private or government funds are available.

Spiritual counseling is available. Premarital counseling is required for those wishing to be married at The Salvation Army.

Christmas Assistance
During the holiday season, food baskets are distributed to needy families and new toys are provided for their children. Programs include:

  • Angel Tree
  • Adopt A Family
  • Food Baskets
  • Toy Shop

Pathway of Hope
The Salvation Army offers holistic and strengths-based case management services to families with children who have a desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and attain a level of increased stability. Families will work in partnership with their case manager and ministry staff to develop an action plan as well as assess their strengths and progress while receiving support and encouragement to reach their goals.

Pathway of Hope is offered by appointments only.

While enrolled in Pathway of Hope Possible Services may be:

  • GED practice and assistance with testing
  • Financial Planning
  • Resume and interviewing assistance
  • Bus tickets for transportation to job
  • Online applying for jobs
  • Childcare

Community Cares Ministry/Seasonal Assistance

  • Back to School Supplies (August)
  • Coats for Kids (October)
  • Thanksgiving Baskets (November)

Depending on funding available, we are also able to assist with household goods, furniture, clothing, and hygiene products. Each service has eligibility requirements, such as residency and/or proof of identification. Some services have time limits and income eligibility requirements. All requests for assistance are handled by appointment. Contact our Social Service office at (906) 482-3420 to learn more about our basic needs programs.

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