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The Salvation Army Helps Make Families Whole.
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To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, most programs and services at The Salvation Army Lake County Area Command 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 or find a location near you.
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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.
Weekly scout-style and mentoring programs are offered at our Corps Community Centers and 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.
The Salvation Army hosts food pantries in the Lake County area. Items provided include shelf-stable pantry foods, breads, cereals, meat, and other household necessities. At The Salvation Army Hammond-Munster Corps Community Center, the Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. - Noon, as well as Tuesday and Thursday from 1 - 4 p.m. At The Salvation Army East Chicago Corps Community Center, the Food Pantry is open Monday - Thursday, between 9 - 11 a.m. The Salvation Army Gary-Merrillville Corps Community Center food pantry is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Salvation Army serves a free, nutritious meal Monday - Friday for whomever chooses to join us. On the first Friday of each month, you'll also have fresh vegetables from our community garden. Lunch is served between noon - 1 p.m. at The Salvation Army East Chicago Corps Community Center. The Salvation Army Hammond-Munster Corps Community Center provides nutritious meals for children before weekly youth programs. Supper Club is Wednesdays during the school year at 6 p.m. The Feast at The Salvation Army Gary-Merrillville Corps Community Center Tuesday night church includes dinner, worship and small group for Adults (discussion on various themes/Bible Study) & Youth (STEAM activities paired with Theme of Night).
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 us at 219-838-0380, find a location near you, or learn more online.
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 during the school year at all three of The Salvation Army Corps Community Centers in Lake County, Indiana.
Sports, recreation and fitness programs help kids learn the value of health, physical activity and teamwork. Zumba classes at The Salvation Army East Chicago Corps Community Center get you up and moving to fun music. Join us Monday - Friday at 9 a.m.
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.
The 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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