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46.7 million people in America live below the poverty line. 60 million more are one crisis away from needing help.
Unfortunately, poverty hits children the hardest, drastically limiting their opportunities to learn and achieve at the same level as their peers. The Salvation Army helps to level the playing field for all.
The Salvation Army has food pantries in more than 25 locations throughout the Missouri and Southern Illinois 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 211.
Every community center location throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois offers a variety of basic social services, including food pantry, clothing, and financial, utility and rent assistance. Salvation Army caseworkers provide casework and counseling services, including financial planning assistance, job placement strategies, and emotional support in cases of abuse or crisis. For more information or support, call 314-646-3000 or 211
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.
As rental prices rise, people are forced to pay more than they reasonably should, causing many to live paycheck-to-paycheck. Across the Midwest and America, most new developments are high-end, making modestly-priced units and affordable housing increasingly rare. The Salvation Army is here to help people stay in their homes when they have nowhere else to turn. Our emergency rent and utility bill assistance programs throughout the Midwest keep the lights on and give peace of mind.
Pathway to Health is offered by The Salvation Army and Christian Hospital. As partners in health our goal is to provide the link between health and self-sufficience for North St. Louis County residents and others. For more information call 314-439-8306 or clickhere.
The Salvation Army Ferguson Community Empowerment Center is a multi-agency response drop-in center. Contact the Empowerment Center at 314-439-8306. It is intended to provide short term emergency assistance to residents and empoyees in the North St. Louis County. Assistance is offered to prevent loss of shelter and utilities, and access to crisis and mental health services in order to execute the emergency relief grants provided by St. Louis County. Find out more about the Ferguson Community Empowerment Center here.
An unexpected car accident, a costly repair, or not having enough money to put gas in the tank in order to get to work are real issues. The scenarios vary, but one constant is that The Salvation Army is there to help. We can provide bus cards and gas money. To request transportation assistance, schedule an appointment at your local Worship and Service Center.
Nothing is more stressful during a medical emergency than the piling up of unpaid bills. Check with your local Worship and Service Center to see if funding is currently available for medical assistance. We may be able to help with insurance co-pays and prescription costs.
We understand the winter months may be especially difficult as needs arise and finances are stretched. When growing kids require new snow boots, gloves, hats and coats, many Salvation Army locations have coats available for kids. Not to mention Christmas, which can be more stressful than joyful when the budget is tight. We may have a holiday program in your area to meet your family's needs.
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