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The Salvation Army stands ready to help individuals and families in every zip code in America. We’re here in your community to help families overcome barriers to self-sufficiency including job training and referrals, combat hunger, and more. Your support today provides hope and help to a family in despair.
COVID-19 / Coronavirus Response
In these times of uncertainty, we stand strong, providing hope and help to those who need it. From emergency assistance to free food and home goods pantries, to providing shelter and meals, to lending an ear through our emotional and spiritual support hotline, to supporting local government and first responders, we remain here to serve. We continue to protect our volunteers, donors, clients, staff and other supporters by following CDC and local government requirements. Learn more about our "new normal".
Coat & Winter Warmth Drives
We collect new or gently used coats and winter gear for families in need. If your group is interested in hosting a coat or winter warmth drive, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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.
Pathway of Hope
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.
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.
The Salvation Army is committed to providing the help that is needed those who need it most.