Strengthening communities is a hallmark of The Salvation Army — and we do it by being a part of the communities we serve. Our Corps Community Centers in Greater Chicago, northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana are designed to meet the specific needs of the communities in which they are located.  

Each community center offers a wide range of programs reaching people of all ages — from children to seniors. We help with leadership, guidance, encouragement, resources and programs that empower members to unite and work together to help resolve old problems and create new opportunities that lead to a safer, more prosperous future. We offer counseling programs for individuals and families, and minister to body, mind and spirit. Centers serving Hispanic populations offer ESL classes as entry to mainstream success. Performing arts and music instruction provide avenues to explore talent and potential and health and wellness programs tend to the body and mind.

Strengthening one life at a time is how The Salvation Army fulfills our mission to strengthen communities.


HOW TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE

Our Social Services Department can be reached at 773-205-3520 or email us. Someone will contact you within 24 hours, Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Messages received during the weekend will be returned on the first business day. 


CORPS COMMUNITY CENTERS 
As service locations for people in need, Corps Community Centers provide extensive assistance to children, adults and seniors including, but not limited to, emergency financial assistance; grocery assistance through food pantries; educational and recreational programs for children, adults and seniors; leadership training and character development for youth; day camps; summer camps; fellowship; a place to worship and much more. 
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Youth Programs and Services

Early Childhood Development 
Programs include HeadStart, Family Outreach Initiative: Home-Based HeadStart, Full and Half-Day Child Care, and Chicago Family Management Program for low-income pregnant women.
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Youth Ministry
Network of Salvation Army youth.
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Music 
Music training in brass, keyboard, percussion and more for children and youth.
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Wonderland Camp & Conference Center
Provides year-round recreational and educational activities and summer camps for children and seniors.
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FAMILY ASSISTANCE SERVICES

Celebrate Launch and Landing
A new weekly mentoring program designed to support teens and families. The program provides one-on-one support and group meetings to help Englewood residents address issues arriving from homelessness, hunger, addiction, unemployment and violence.
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Family and Community Services
Provides crisis intervention, counseling, casework, violence prevention and intervention services to individuals, families and seniors.
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Fatherhood in Action
A educational program for all fathers, step-fathers, teen dads and father-figures who want to build stronger relationships with their children. You will be part of a supportive, interactive group that will meet twice a week for 8 weeks. You will have a chance to share your experiences and support one another.
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NICOR "Sharing" Program
NICOR “Sharing” is a program designed to assist low-income families who have difficulty in meeting home heating needs, specifically NICOR residential heating customers.  It is funded through the generous donations of NICOR customers and employees.  It is available to customers one time each calendar year.
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Pathway of Hope
Are you concerned about the basics that you need for you and your family? Through Pathway of Hope, you’ll be introduced to both Salvation Army and other services that are available within your community which offer job training, health services, childcare and education, housing options, legal services, and so much more.
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ADULT REHABILITATION SERVICES

Harbor Light Center
The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, is one of the larger and most respected substance abuse recovery programs in the United States. It provides comprehensive, specialized services to persons seeking to overcome the disease of alcohol and substance abuse.
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Pathway Forward
Assists incarcerated men and women transitioning from prison to the community; assists troubled youth.
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EMERGENCY LODGING AND SERVICES

If you or a loved one are facing hunger or homelessness, please call 311.  The City of Chicago will contact us for placement. 

Shield of Hope - Emergency Homeless Assessment and Response Center
Transitional living facility for homeless families.
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Evangeline Booth Lodge
Transitional living facility for homeless families.
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Mobile Feeding & Outreach Program
Provides hot meals and case management, mental health and substance abuse services to men and women living on the street.
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EDUCATIONAL AND SPIRITUAL SERVICES

Wonderland Camp & Conference Center
Provides year-round recreational and educational activities and summer camps for children and seniors.
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Worship Services
Open to all who seek spiritual renewal and strength.
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Emergency Disaster Services

Emergency Disaster Services - Metropolitan Division
The Salvation Army EDS responds to natural disasters, transportation accidents, civil unrest situations, and terrorist attacks. By providing beverages, meals, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors, The Salvation Army strives to bring hope and healing to people who find themselves in the midst of extremely difficult situations. 
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Fighting Human Trafficking and Exploitation

STOP-IT Initiative Against Human Trafficking
STOP-IT provides client-centered, trauma-informed and holistic services to trafficked persons. STOP-IT is known across the country for its outreach efforts and training on human trafficking, whether it is labor, sexual exploitation or domestic servitude. 
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Senior Services

Booth Manor
Residence for low income older adults.
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