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Through programs designed to address the mind, body and soul, we meet the needs of adults of all ages.
The Salvation Army of Polk County has many programs designed to serve our most vulnerable adults. With an increase in demand for services coming from our homeless seniors, homeless veterans and homeless individuals with disabilities (either mental or physical), the need to expand change and expand our programs is here. Learn more about how we are serving these important adults in our community.
The Salvation Army in Polk County is serving homeless adults in many ways.
Serenity Home Shelters
Serenity Home has 3 different transitional homes located throughout Polk County. In these homes, individuals room with other individuals who are homeless in Polk County and need a place to stay while employment can be found, disability applications can be completed or other goals met that will allow independence and permanent housing to be successful. If a person finds themselves homeless in Polk County, they can call 715-263-2900 to learn about how to enter one of our shelters. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., after hours there will be an emergency number to call. Our partner shelter, Grace Place, located in New Richmond is also available after hours at 715-246-1222. Folks who stay in our shelters are provided case management, free resources including food and shelter, and encouragement to move forward on their path toward independence and long term housing.
SOAR - SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery
Serenity Home Shelters has paid staff who work full time to help homeless, disabled individuals apply for Social Security Disability Benefits. Many homeless individuals who are disabled do not have the resources they need to get help for their disability. Having the disability in turn makes it impossible to work to gather the resources they would need. Staff are able to provide this important resource to individuals and have a very strong record of successful applications for our most vulnerable populations. While working on Social Security Applications, residents can move forward in housing and are provided case management throughout the process.
To learn more about SOAR through Serenity Home - Contact Lynn Engelbrecht at 715-246-1222
Over the past few years, Serenity Home has seen an increase in the number of homeless veterans without the resources they need including shelter. When a homeless veteran stays at Serenity Home, our Case Managers work directly with County Veterans Services officers to connect our honored men and women with the resources they have earned. Partnerships with our local VFW's, American Legions, and other Veteran Programs are essential to ensuring our Veterans are cared for in the most effective and best possible way.