Behind The SHield logoWhat We Do
The Salvation Army in the Heartland Division is blessed to have so many caring, compassionate friends. Our officers, staff, donors and volunteers enable us to carry out the work that our communities need. Whether it's seasonal assistance, social services, adult rehabilitation, shelters, feeding programs, disaster relief or child care, The Salvation Army provides help for today's people in need and hope for future generations.
Child Care Centers

Salvation Army child care centers offer affordable, safe environments for parents to help their children learn from a very young age through kindergarten. We currently have two child care centers in our division.

Muscatine, Iowa-52761Child Care children from The Salvation Army-Peoria
Sayreach Academy- (Latchkey)
1000 Oregon St.

Peoria, Illinois-61603
Child Care Center
210 Spalding Ave.

Family Services logoSalvation Army emergency shelters, and transitional living centers provide housing on a temporary basis for varying amounts of time.  They:

  • serve the homeless by providing food and overnight lodging. 
  • provide educational, counseling and vocational services to homeless and destitute individuals and families for extended periods.
  • address short-term specific issues for women and families. Education, counseling, job training, life skills and specific training seek to meet the needs of each accoring to their circumstances.

Family service programs help families and needy individuals with emergency food, housing, utility assistance and other temporal needs.

Salvation Army programs vary with local needs. For information on specific programs and locations, contact your local Salvation Army. Here are the shelters and programs available across the Heartland Division.

  • Bloomington, IL- 61701                                                                                                                               Safe Harbor  212 N. Roosevelt (309) 829-7399
  • Champaign, IL- 61820
    Stepping Stone Shelter
    119-123 E. University (217) 373-7830
  • Decatur, IL-62523
    Emergency Lodge
    229 W. Main (217) 429-8050
  • Kankakee, IL-60901
    Emergency Family Service Center
    148 N. Harrison (815) 932-3919 (womens) (815) 933-1603 (mens)
  • Quad Cities/Davenport, IA-52803
    Family Service Center
    301 W. 6th St. (563) 324-4808
  • Pekin IL -61554
             Harold Rust Transitional Center
             243 Derby Street (309) 478-7878
  • Peoria, IL-61603
    Family Shelter (309) 655-7272
    417 N.E. Adams/ Sylvia Fites Family Services Center - 414 NE Jefferson St.
  • Springfield, IL-62702
    Carpenter's Shop Shelter
    530 N. 6th St. (217) 391-0421
  • Waterloo, IA-50703
    Men's Shelter-229 Logan Ave. (319) 232-6336
    Women's Shelter-218 Logan Ave(319)232-0397                                                                                Transitional Housing (319) 236-0058