The Salvation Army has food pantries in more than 25 locations throughout the Chicagoland area. Food boxes may include shelf-stable pantry items, breads, cereals, meat and other household necessities. For more information, contact a community and worship center near you.
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.
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.
The Salvation Army offers job skills training and employment referrals for adults. This program is included in the substance rehabilitation program, the Fatherhood in Action program, and through some Salvation Army community centers.
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.
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.
Booth Manor, in Chicago's West Loop, provides attractive, low-income apartments and supportive services for seniors on fixed incomes. To learn more about senior housing, click here.
The Salvation Army makes more than 25 stops every day to provide hot meals, case management, and mental health and substance abuse services to the homeless. We are ready to assist those interested in leaving the streets. Click here to download the Mobile Unit's schedule.
Homelessness is an issue plaguing cities and neighborhoods across the country. Click here for ideas on 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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