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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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Every child deserves a childhood.

We open our arms and our hearts to give families the support they need to grow together and thrive.

Families are the foundation of our society and we give them the programs and support they need to become strong, successful and productive.
Through hundreds of after school programs, we provide kids a safe place to play, and in many cases, the option for sports and music programs they might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. Through summer camps, we enable children to see the world in a fresh new way. And, through our community centers, we provide families with the physical, emotional and spiritual support they need to foster better, brighter futures.

Broken families can be healed. You can help.

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The Salvation Army helps families through:

Head Start/Early Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide young children and their families a chance to learn in an educational and creative environment. Programs also meet the needs of teen mothers and homeless families. Learn more by clicking here.

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. Learn more here.

Homelessness Prevention and 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, call the hotline 773.205.3520 or click here.

Shield of Hope

The nation’s first Emergency Homeless Assessment and Response Center to address the needs of families in crisis, the Shield of Hope can provide shelter for up to 75 people. The Salvation Army staff help families identify more stable living situations within 14 days. Upon their move, families are connected with community support services to better navigate their futures. To learn more, click here.

Evangeline Booth Lodge

The Evangeline Booth Lodge is an emergency shelter for families with children who suddenly become homeless due to eviction, disasters, domestic violence, stranded while traveling, or other crises. The Lodge can accommodate as many as 60 families each night. In just one year, Booth Lodge provided shelter for 1,085 men, women and children. To find out more, click here.

Fatherhood in Action

The Salvation Army assists father figures with building stronger relationships with their children and their children’s mothers. The program offers supportive and interactive group discussions while fathers develop skills for dealing with family and life issues. To learn more, click here.

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All over the country, children are fending for themselves.

In communities today, 11.3 million children take care of themselves after the school day ends.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help support safe family centers and after-school programming.Donate now.

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Parents benefit from after-school programs, too.

Parents with children in after-school programs are less stressed, have fewer unscheduled absences and are more productive at work.

Your support of The Salvation Army provides funding for programs that keep families safe.Donate now.

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Homelessness is a family crisis.

The Salvation Army’s family shelters keep fathers and older male children with the rest of the family.

Your gift will keep families intact until they find more stable housing. Donate now.

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The Salvation Army gives kids and families a chance at life.

Watch how The Salvation Army lets kids experience summer camp for the first time.

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