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As long as there's The Salvation Army, <br />there's no such thing as 'no place to go.'

The Salvation Army supports and cares for people of all ages.

Through programs designed to address the mind, body and soul, we meet the needs of adults of all ages.

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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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.

The Salvation Army serves more than 30 million Americans every year - nearly one person every second.
The Salvation Army helps adults in every stage of life address crises and identify pathways to success while providing them with love and hope.

You can help adults in your community.

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The Salvation Army partners with 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.

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

Food Pantry

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.

Community Meals

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).

Recreational, Sports & Fitness Programs

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.

Music, Visual and Dramatic Arts 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 during the school year at all three of The Salvation Army Corps Community Centers in Lake County, Indiana.

Adult Rehabilitation Centers

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.

How You and Your Family Can Help the Homeless

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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We're there when you have nobody to turn to.

The Salvation Army offers programs to provide hope when you feel hopeless.

Your gift to The Salvation Army can help restore an adult in crisis. Donate now.


Fathers are an important part
of a family.

Children in homes without fathers are almost four times as likely to be poor. They're also at greater risk of physical violence, gang involvement and teen pregnancy.

The Salvation Army's programs helps fathers take a more active role in their children's lives. Help keep families connected.


Poverty doesn't have to be generational.

The Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope program works to break the cycle of poverty and find ways to be successful.

Families who complete the program see an average increase in income of $4,000 per year. Help families rise above.


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