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Meeting Basic Needs

When times hit hard, make us your first call.

Programs and Services

When hard times hit, make us your first call. No matter what the need – physical, emotional or spiritual — we’re here to help.

From meeting your most basic needs to outlining the path to long-term solutions, we can help you overcome the obstacles you face today and provide hope for tomorrow.

Local programs and services include:

Located at our Social Services Center (115 First Ave. NE here in Rochester, MN). (view map). The food shelf is open from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays each week.

We offer basic needs services including showers, hygiene kits, housing guides, rental assistance, HeatShare utility assistance, assistance for water bills, transportation vouchers for those who are needing help getting to work before they've received their first paycheck, for motorists in the Rochester area, and to get our homeless neighbors to and from medical appointments. We also provide emergency hotel vouchers and temporary shelter for homeless families and individuals in crisis. Our main office is also open to the community for questions about and referrals to other resources in Rochester. For more information call 507-288-3663 or stop by our main office (view map) weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A free lunch is served weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Socisal Services Center located at 115 NE First Ave (view map).

Our guests are welcome to take free bread from our bread cupboard located at 115 NE First Ave. Baked goods are collected from Hy-Vee Crossroads to stock our shelf at 8 a.m. on weekdays.

Our Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program assists families that meet HUD's definition of literal homelessness in finding affordable housing, and counseling them through their rehousing transition. Families pay income-based rent. The program helps families with goals in education, parenting and budgeting with the hope of attaining permanent housing, full-time employment and a more stable family life. All individuals and families must complete a SPDAT Assessment in order to be considered for this program. Call 507-288-3663 for more information, or to schedule an assessment appointment.

Our Castleview Apartments are a permanent, supportive housing complex in Rochester for single adults who are low-income, chronically homeless or disabled. The facility offers 24-hour supervision, social support services and life-skills education programs. Apartments include a bathroom, closet, kitchen and bedroom. Castleview Apartments is located at 120 N. Broadway (view map). Please call 507-288-3663 to learn more.

Our Good Samaritan Health Clinic offers basic medical care, emergency dental care, and pharmaceuticals for those that are under-insured or have no health insurance. Read more information or call 507-529-4100 to schedule an appointment.

From weekly programming to summer camps, The Salvation Army is dedicated to providing opportunities for area youth to connect with others and grow with encouragement. Our teen ministry and character-building programs meet Tuesday nights from 4 to 7 p.m. We have a variety of music opportunities for youth including a band and private music lessons. Call 507-288-3663 for more information.

At its heart, The Salvation Army is a church. We offer spiritual services and fellowship to equip our church members to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of people in our community. Join us Sunday mornings for breakfast at 9 a.m., Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., a morning worship services at 10:30 a.m. Call 507-288-3663 for more information.

We offer seasonal programs to help with specialized needs throughout the year such as tax preparation, winter coat drive and outerwear vouchers, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and holiday toys for children (Toy & Joy Shop).

To learn more or request help, please call 507-288-3663.

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