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The Salvation Army provides 600,000 nights of shelter in Illinois every year and works to keep thousands of families from becoming homeless.

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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.

"The Salvation Army keeps me from being in the dark, from being cold."

The Salvation Army tries to keep families in their homes by assisting with rent/mortgage or utility bills.

The Salvation Army helps provide housing in our community through: 

Our homelessness prevention programs and shelters provide safe housing, food, spiritual and practical support to individuals and families who have nowhere else to go.

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 or support: contact our Corps Community Center, call our Social Services department at 815-972-1135. 

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
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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