The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Vision Statement

The Metropolitan Division is a fully equipped and empowered Army of Christ’s followers passionately and effectively engaged in holistic ministries that are restoring people spiritually, emotionally and physically.

About the Metropolitan Division

Our organization is made up of thousands of officers, soldiers, adherents, employees, volunteers and other individuals all working together to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people, as well as struggling to meet the physical needs of those less fortunate.

The Salvation Army is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division is the administrative unit which provides services to people in need in Greater Chicago, northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana.

To contact the Metropolitan Division headquarters, write or call:

The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division
5040 N. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60630
Tel. (773)725-1100
Fax. (773)725-2822

Our Approach

People often ask why The Salvation Army offers so many different services and programs. The programs and services differ in order to meet the unique needs of the people in the communities we serve.

We take a holistic approach to Doing the Most Good where there is the most need, without discrimination, whether it be disaster relief, emergency assistance, substance abuse rehabilitation or educational programs for children.

The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division is the largest direct provider of social services to people in need in the Greater Chicago area, and has been serving for more than 125 years. We make an impact every day in three key areas of critical importance and concern to people across Chicagoland – homelessness, violent crime and education.

If you find yourself in need, whether that need be practical, recreational, spiritual or emotional, we hope you will seek our assistance.

If you would like to get involved with The Salvation Army and volunteer or donate to our cause, we invite you to explore some options we have tailored for you.

“We do not serve clients or residents; we serve human beings and God will hold us accountable for how we do it”~General Cox