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We Support And Care For People Of All Ages.

Through programs designed to address the mind, body and soul,
The Salvation Army meets the needs of adults of all ages.

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The Salvation Army helps adults in every stage of life address crises and identify pathways to success while providing them with love and hope.

We help adults overcome substance abuse, get out of poverty, and start over. Through programs designed to address the mind, body and soul, we meet the needs of adults of all ages.

"I came to Salvation Army looking for basic help like clothes & food. They went beyond that - offering to always help."

Sometimes life hits you hard and you just need a hand up. The Salvation Army is there to show you the path to hope.

The Salvation Army provides resources and support for adults in our community through:

Pathway of Hope
A comprehensive case management system to help families identify barriers to self-sufficiency (unemployment, insecure housing, lack of job skills, lack of childcare, etc), Pathway of Hope also provides guidance on how to address these barriers, and connects families with community support organizations, and more.

Job Training
The Salvation Army offers job skills training and employment referrals for adults. 

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, call the emergency assistance hotline 773-205-3520 or learn more online

Food Pantry
The Salvation Army Joliet Corps Community Center hosts a food pantry on Mondays, from Noon - 3:00 p.m. Food distribution provides shelf-stable pantry items, milk, diapers, paper products, hygiene products and other household necessities.  

Meals at Shelters, Facilities & Other Programs
The Salvation Army provides nutritious meals each day for families staying at our shelters, in residential programs, and children enrolled in the Head Start/Early Head Start and camp programs. Most after-school programs also provide a healthy snack.

Holiday Meals
The Salvation Army provides Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for families unable to create a special meal themselves. We host homemade dinners at our facility and provide a Christmas dinner box to struggling families. Each box feeds a family of six, and includes meat, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, biscuits, cake mix 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. Classes for youth are Wednesdays, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Classes for adults are Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 5:15 p.m.

Recreational, Sports & Fitness Programs
Sports, recreation and fitness programs support the value of health, physical activity and teamwork.

Camp
Wonderland Camp provides week-long summer camp options for youth, teens and seniors with a different theme each week. 

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.

How You and Your Family Can Help
Homelessness is an issue plaguing cities and neighborhoods across the country. Here are some ideas for how to talk with your children about homelessness, how you can help fight poverty, and what you can do to make an impact in your community.

 

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