A social worker will interview prospective clients to determine how we can best meet their needs. This may mean a clothing voucher, a meal voucher, a food basket, an emergency gas voucher, emergency utility assistance, emergency rental assistance, or other assistance. Sometimes a referral is the best way to assist.
The Salvation Army is the distribution center for the Twin Ports Coats for Kids program. On average, we issue 1,000 coats to those in need. Local dry cleaners clean the coats for free before they are distributed.
A monthly non-denominational church service is held at Villa Marina nursing home on the fourth Sunday of each month. Volunteers are welcome.
We provide several assistance programs during the holidays, including Coats for Kids, Toy Shop, Christmas baskets, Nursing Home visitation and Adopt a Family. For Christmas, individuals and families are able to sign up to receive a complete meal basket and/or the Toys for Tots toy distribution.
The Salvation Army offers holistic and strengths-based case management services to families with children who have a desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and attain a level of increased stability. Families will work in partnership with their case manager and ministry staff to develop an action plan as well as assess their strengths and progress while receiving support and encouragement to reach their goals.
Depending on funding available, we are also able to assist with household goods, furniture, clothing, personal hygiene items and pet food. Each service has eligibility requirements, such as residency and/or proof of identification. Some services have time limits and income eligibility requirements. All requests for assistance are handled by appointment. Contact Keri in our Social Service office at (715) 394-7001 ext. 102 to learn more about our basic needs programs.
Rookie Basketball Association - Basketball skill training and team building is taught from November to March in the Corps gym and two other locations. Every child plays in every game with his team. The program is designed for 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls. Each child receives a team t-shirt and award for a small registration fee. Parents are required to be in attendance during practice and competitions.
Food baskets, toy shop, clothing, nursing home visitation and other services are available for the needy of our community.
Wednesday nights from 5 pm to 8 pm we have dinner, devotional, and activity for children of all ages. We ask the those with non-school-aged children to be in attendance.