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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."
To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, most programs and services at The Salvation Army Winnebago County Area Command are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Food pantry is open but items are being pre-packaged. Social services available by appointment at the 416 S. Madison Street location. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 815-962-7195 or find a location near you.
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The Salvation Army provides after-school programming to give youth and teens a safe place to complete homework, learn new skills and relax with their friends. The program offers tutoring, mentoring, life skills programming in seven languages, exercise, and work in a computer lab.
Weekly scout-style and mentoring programs are offered at our Corps Community Centers and designed to support youth and teens as they navigate their world and grow into adulthood. Topics addressed can include bullying, peer pressure, making a positive impact on the community, family life, and more.
In partnership with the YMCA of Rock River Valley, the Teen Center at The Salvation Army Rockford Tabernacle Corps Community Center provides a safe environment for middle school and high school students to participate in intramural sports, visit with friends, and learn positive life skills.
Sports, recreation and fitness programs help kids learn the value of health, physical activity and teamwork. Archery classes take place on Wednesday evenings at The Salvation Army Rockford Temple Corps Community Center.
The Salvation Army is the largest music educator in the world, with offerings in brass, vocal, guitar, drums and more. It is important to provide additional creative outlets for youth, teens and adults to share their experiences, hopes, dreams and fears. Classes for youth are offered on Wednesdays at the Rockford Temple Corps Community Center.
Wonderland Camp provides week-long summer camp options for youth, teens and seniors with a different theme each week. We also host day camps during school breaks and the summer.
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.
The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help with utility bills, clothing, medication bills, and other needs in order to keep families in their homes. For more information or support: contact our Social Service Center at 815-972-1135, find a location near you, or learn more online.
The Salvation Army provides nutritious meals and snacks for families and individuals in need. We serve dinner during Supper Club at 5 p.m. on Thursday evenings at our Rockford Temple Corps Community Center. Most after-school and camp programs also provide a healthy snack.
The Salvation Army offers assistance to homeless women and their families in Winnebago County, Illinois, through the Women's Restorative Justice Program (WRJP). The program provides housing and supportive services for women in recovery from substance abuse who have recent criminal history. Women can participate in the program for two years.
A national weight-loss program that focuses on healthy weight loss and lifestyles. The group meets at Rockford Temple Corps Community Center on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.
Our quilting group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. at The Salvation Army Rockford Temple Corps Community Center.
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