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The Salvation Army is made up of thousands of officers, soldiers, adherents, employees, volunteers and other individuals all working together to holistically meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those less fortunate. Our organization is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division is the administrative unit which provides services to people in need in Greater Chicago, Northern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army is a fully equipped and empowered Army of Christ’s followers passionately and effectively engaged in holistic ministries that are restoring people spiritually, emotionally and physically.
What We Do & How We Help
People often ask why The Salvation Army offers so many different services and programs. The programs and services differ in order to meet the unique needs of the people in the communities we serve. We take a holistic approach to Doing the Most Good where there is the most need without discrimination, whether it be disaster relief, emergency assistance, substance abuse rehabilitation, or educational programs for children. To learn more about The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division, you may review our most recent Annual Report. You can discover the global legacy of The Salvation Army at story.salvationarmy.org.
If you find yourself in need — whether that need be practical, recreational, spiritual or emotional — we hope you will seek our assistance.
The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division
5040 N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60630
Phone: (773) 725-1100 | Fax: (773) 725-2822
With a presence in nearly every zip code in America, there is a local Salvation Army near you. There are 28 Corps Community Centers within the Metropolitan Division. To find The Salvation Army in your community, type in your zip code in our location search tool here.
For information on The Salvation Army's work in other parts of the United States, visit our National website. And visit The Salvation Army International website to learn how we're Doing The Most Good around the world every day.
The Salvation Army is led by officers – ordained ministers – who supervise the many programs and services provided in your area. They also serve as administrators, counselors and youth leaders.
Commissioner Barry C. Swanson
Commissioner Sue Swanson
Director of Women's Ministries
Major Kjell Steinsland
Major Timothy T. Pascoe
Divisional Secretary for Business
Major Vicki Steinsland
Divisional Secretary for Program
Major Debra Pascoe
Divisional Women’s Ministries Secretary
Major Amos Shiels
Divisional Youth Secretary
Major Cynthia Shiels
Divisional Candidates Secretary
Captain Joanna Rose
Assistant Women's Ministries Secretary
Major David Dalberg
Emergency Disaster Services Director
Major Debra Dalberg
Older Adult Ministries Director
Divisional Social Services Director
R. Scott Justvig, CFRE
Executive Director of Development & Communications
William Yeo, CPA
Executive Director of Finance
The Chicago Advisory Board is comprised of community and business leaders dedicated to helping The Salvation Army fulfill its mission of serving our most vulnerable neighbors throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Members serve in an advisory capacity, helping the Army deliver its services in and the most caring and efficient manner possible.
The Salvation Army Echelon seeks to mobilize the next generation for The Salvation Army by providing opportunities for young adults to engage with the organization through volunteerism, fundraising and advocacy among other young professionals.
Katie Heinz Pfingsten, Public Relations Manager
Office: 773-205-3531 | Mobile: 872-223-7951
Jacqueline Rachev, Director of Communications
Office: 773-205-3508 | Mobile: 773-551-9069
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 contact your local Corps Community Center or Service Extension.Learn More