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The Salvation Army helps make families whole.

As long as there's The Salvation Army, there's no such thing as "no place to go."

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Across the US, 11.3 million children take care of themselves after the school day ends.

Through our community center and social services, we equip families with the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual support they need to foster better, brighter futures.

"The Salvation Army taught me how to advocate for my family and access other services. And that we're not alone."

The Salvation Army meets families wherever they are in life and help them move to a more self-sufficient and productive path.

The Salvation Army equips families in our community through: 

Back-to-School Assistance
The Salvation Army provides basic school supplies for children whose parents cannot afford the items necessary to succeed in school. Qualifying families will live in McHenry County and make no more than $48,500 for a family of four. The Salvation Army is accepting donations of new school supplies to distribute to families in need. For more information on how to apply or to make a donation, call 815.455.2769.

After-School Programs
The Salvation Army community centers provide after-school programming to give youth and teens a safe place to complete homework, learn new skills and relax with their friends.

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.) and ways to address them by connecting 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 our Corps Community Center, call the emergency assistance hotline 773.205.3520 or learn more online

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