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The Salvation Army Helps Make Families Whole.

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

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To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, most programs at The Salvation Army Norridge Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Food pantry is operating with normal hours, but with prepackaged boxes instead of client-choice. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 708-456-6220.

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Across the US, 11.3 million children take care of themselves after the school day ends.

Through our community center and social services, we equip families with the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual support they need to foster better, brighter futures.

"The Salvation Army taught me how to advocate for my family and access other services. And that we're not alone."

The Salvation Army meets families wherever they are in life and help them move to a more self-sufficient and productive path.

The Salvation Army equips families in our community through: 

Head Start & Early Head Start
Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide young children and their families a chance to learn in an educational and creative environment. Programs also meet the needs of teen mothers and homeless families.

After-School Programs
The Salvation Army community centers provide after-school programming to give youth and teens a safe place to complete homework, learn new skills and relax with their friends. Activities include soccer, a filling and nutritious meal on Wednesdays, music lessons, scouts and more. The program is Monday - Friday, 2:30 - 6 p.m. The fee is $2,000/year, $90/week or $20/day.

Pathway of Hope
Pathway of Hope is a comprehensive case management system that helps families identify barriers to self-sufficiency. Such as unemployment, insecure housing, lack of job skills, lack of childcare, etc. Pathway of Hope also helps address these barriers and connects families with community support organizations, and more.

Fatherhood in Action
The Salvation Army assists father figures with building stronger relationships with their children and their children's mothers. The Fatherhood in Action program offers supportive and interactive group discussions while fathers develop skills for dealing with family and life issues.

Food Pantry
Food boxes may include shelf-stable pantry items, breads, cereals, meat and other household necessities. Those who are new to the food pantry may complete the intake process on Thursday mornings, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Then individuals/families are assigned one day a month to receive food items (seniors on Tuesday mornings and all others on Wednesday afternoons). 

Shield of Hope
The Shield of Hope is the nation's first Emergency Homeless Assessment and Response Center, which provides emergency shelter and helps families identify more stable living situations within two weeks. When families move, they 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.

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: contact our Corps Community Center at 708-456-6220, find a location near you, or learn more online

Partner Abuse Intervention
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, change beliefs that support 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.

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