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The Salvation Army supports and cares for people of all ages.
Through programs designed to address the mind, body and soul, we meet the needs of adults of all ages.
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, find a location near you, or learn more online.
Booth Manor Senior Residences, in Chicago's West Loop, provides attractive, low-income apartments and supportive services for seniors on fixed incomes.
A comprehensive case management system to help families identify barriers to self-sufficiency (unemployment, insecure housing, lack of job skills, lack of childcare, etc), Pathway of Hope also provides guidance on how to address these barriers, and connects families with community support organizations, and more.
The Salvation Army offers job skills training and employment referrals for adults. This program is included in the substance rehabilitation 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.
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. Booth 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.
The Harbor Light is an intense, inpatient substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation program. One of the most respected programs in the country, Harbor Light provides transitional services and employment training to help clients overcome their addiction and successfully transition back into their communities.
The Adult Rehabilitation Centers provide intense work-based substance abuse therapy for a minimum of six months. Clients live onsite and work in Salvation Army thrift stores, while participating in a full range of treatment programs.
The Salvation Army assists incarcerated men and women transitioning from prison to the community with the Pathway Forward program. Clients undergo counseling, access training programs and learn to reconnect with their families and communities.
The Salvation Army partners with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) to provide well-being checks for seniors in Chicago. A worker will be sent out to check on the senior and help link the senior to needed services. To request a senior well-being check, call the DFSS Senior Services Division at 312-744-4016.
The Salvation Army partners with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) to provide services to adults 55 and older who are caring for a relative child under 18 or a loved one with a disability. The services offered include support groups, individual and family counseling, educational programs, and financial assistance to help with essential needs for the children. Call the DFSS Senior Services Division at 312-744-4016 for a referral.
The Salvation Army offers a Partner Abuse Intervention Program for adults who have perpetrated physical, verbal or social abuse on their partners. The program helps men identify their abusive patterns, become accountable for the behavior, and learn how to interact with their partners in non-abusive ways. The program is open to those who must receive court-mandated treatment, as well as those looking to stop the behaviors before the police and court system get involved. Call 773.960.3292 for more information.
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 with our Mobile Outreach program. We are ready to assist those interested in leaving the streets. Download the Mobile Outreach schedule.
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