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As long as there's The Salvation Army, <br />there's no such thing as 'no place to go.'

The Salvation Army supports and cares for people of all ages.

Through programs designed to address the mind, body and soul, we meet the needs of adults of all ages.

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We help adults overcome substance abuse, get out of poverty, and start over.

Through programs designed to address the mind, body and soul, we meet the needs of adults of all ages.

The Salvation Army serves more than 30 million Americans every year - nearly one person every second.
The Salvation Army helps adults in every stage of life address crises and identify pathways to success while providing them with love and hope.

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The Salvation Army partners with adults in our community through:

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.

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, please call 815.972.1135. Or find a Service Extension Unit (partner organization/agency) near you.

Food Pantry

The Salvation Army's food pantry at our Social Service Center serves the Rockford/Winnebago County area. Items provided include shelf-stable pantry foods, breads, cereals, meat, and other household necessities. For more information, visit our Social Services page or call 815.972.1135.

Mobile Feeding & Homeless Outreach

The Salvation Army Friday Night Patrol provides food and hygiene products to those who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless in our community. Distributions are every Friday night at the Winnebago County Jail and the Crusader Clinic. To volunteer or drop off donations, please call 815.962.7207.

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, please call 815.972.1135. Or find a Service Extension Unit (partner organization/agency) near you.

Meals at Shelters, Facilities and Other Programs

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.

Women's Restorative Justice Program

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.

Music, Visual and Dramatic Arts Education

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. An adult choir class is held on Wednesdays at the Rockford Temple Corps Community Center.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

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.

Quilting Group

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.

Adult Rehabilitation Centers

The Adult Rehabilitation Centers provide intense work-based substance abuse therapy for a minimum of six months. Clients live onsite and work in Salvation Army Family Stores and other areas, while participating in a full range of treatment programs.

How You and Your Family Can Help the Homeless

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.


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We're there when you have nobody to turn to.

The Salvation Army offers programs to provide hope when you feel hopeless.

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Fathers are an important part
of a family.

Children in homes without fathers are almost four times as likely to be poor. They're also at greater risk of physical violence, gang involvement and teen pregnancy.

The Salvation Army's programs helps fathers take a more active role in their children's lives. Help keep families connected.

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Poverty doesn't have to be generational.

The Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope program works to break the cycle of poverty and find ways to be successful.

Families who complete the program see an average increase in income of $4,000 per year. Help families rise above.

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The Salvation Army helps families reconnect and strengthen relationships.

Watch how The Salvation Army supports women in recovery from substance abuse who have recent criminal history.


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