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As long as there's The Salvation Army, <br />there's no such thing as 'no place to go.'

As long as there's The Salvation Army,
there's no such thing as "no place to go."

Each year, The Salvation Army provides over 10 million nights of lodging to those in need.

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Nearly 1 of every 20 Chicagoans is homeless. This means families are sleeping on the streets, in cars or moving from family home to family home.

About 15 percent of the homeless population is comprised of "chronically homeless" individuals. This population is most vulnerable during the hottest and coldest months of the year.

Our doors are always open.

The Salvation Army provides shelter for nearly 700 men, women and children every year, and works to keep thousands of families from becoming homeless. Our homeless diversion programs and shelters provide safe housing, food and spiritual and practical support to families who have nowhere else to go.

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The Salvation Army provides housing and shelter to struggling neighbors through:

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.

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. 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.

Senior Apartments

Booth Manor Senior Residences, in Chicago's West Loop, provides attractive, low-income apartments and supportive services for seniors on fixed incomes.

Homelessness Prevention & 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 our hotline at 773.205.3520 or click here to learn more.

Bed & Bread Club

Many of The Salvation Army's services ensure families have nutritious food to eat and safe place to sleep. Once the basics are covered, we support families with after-school programming, creative arts education, worship opportunities, and more. Help keep these programs available to those most in need by joining the Bed & Bread Club of Chicago.

How You and Your Family Can Help

Homelessness is an issue plaguing cities and neighborhoods across the country. Here are some ideas for 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.

Mobile Feeding & Homeless Outreach

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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Kids don't always have a place
to call home.

Nearly 19,000 students in Chicago are considered homeless.

A donation to The Salvation Army keeps kids off the streets so they can focus on school.
Help kids stay on track today.

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Lack of a home doesn't have to
mean lack of dignity.

The Salvation Army's family shelters keeps families together in their own rooms, private bathrooms, meals and support services.

A donation of $88 can provide a night of shelter for a family.
Provide a safe place for a family tonight.

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Sometimes emergencies happen.

A sudden job loss or medical crisis can make paying rent difficult.

The Salvation Army's homelessness prevention programs keep families off the streets and out of shelters. A donation of $1,000 can allow a family to remain in their home.
Keep families in their homes.

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The Salvation Army brings hope to the homeless.

Watch how we comfort and support thousands of families facing homelessness in Chicago every year.


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