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

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

Each year, The Salvation Army provides over 10 million nights of lodging to those in need.

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About 15 percent of the homeless population is comprised of "chronically homeless" individuals.

This means struggling neighbors are sleeping on the streets, in cars, staying with family or friends temporarily, or frequently moving from residence to residence.

Our doors are always open.

The Salvation Army provides 600,000 nights of shelter in Illinois every year and works to keep thousands of families from becoming homeless. Our homelessness prevention programs and shelters provide safe housing, food, and spiritual and practical support to families who have nowhere else to go.

Give the gift of a good night's sleep. You can help.

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The Salvation Army provides housing and shelter to struggling neighbors through:

Homelessness Prevention & Emergency Assistance Programs

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

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.

Bed & Bread Club

Many of The Salvation Army's services ensure families have nutritious food to eat and safe place to sleep. Once the basics are covered, we support families with after-school programming, creative arts education, worship opportunities, and more. Help keep these programs available to those most in need by joining the Bed & Bread Club.

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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Kids don't always have a place
to call home.

21% of America's children currently live in poverty. 

A donation to The Salvation Army keeps kids off the streets so they can focus on school.
Help kids stay on track today.


Lack of a home doesn't have to
mean lack of dignity.

The Salvation Army's family shelters keeps families together in their own rooms, private bathrooms, meals and support services.

A donation of $88 can provide a night of shelter for a family.
Provide a safe place for a family tonight.


Sometimes emergencies happen.

A sudden job loss or medical crisis can make paying rent difficult.

The Salvation Army's homelessness prevention programs keep families off the streets and out of shelters. A donation of $1,000 can allow a family to remain in their home.
Keep families in their homes.


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The Salvation Army brings hope to the homeless.

Watch how we comfort and support thousands of families facing homelessness every year.

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