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To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, most programs at The Salvation Army Templo-Laramie Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Food pantry operates every Monday and Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Produce Mobile Food Pantry is held the first Monday of every month, 9:30 a.m. - Noon. All must follow CDC Guidelines. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 708.222.0177.
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Through our community center and social services, we equip families with the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual support they need to foster better, brighter futures.
The Salvation Army meets families wherever they are in life and help them move to a more self-sufficient and productive path.
Head Start & Early Head Start
Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide young children and their families a chance to learn in an educational and creative environment. Programs also meet the needs of teen mothers and homeless families.
The Salvation Army community centers provide after-school programming to give youth and teens a safe place to complete homework, learn new skills and relax with their friends. Character Building is held on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
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.
The Salvation Army Food Pantry Hours of Operation: Monday and Tuesday, 1 - 3 p.m. Food boxes may include shelf-stable pantry items, breads, cereals, meat and other household necessities. Produce Mobile Food Pantry (fresh fruits and vegetables): is held the first Monday of every month, 9:30 a.m. - Noon.
Fatherhood in Action
The Salvation Army assists father figures with building stronger relationships with their children and their children's mothers. The Fatherhood in Action program offers supportive and interactive group discussions while fathers develop skills for dealing with family and life issues.
Shield of Hope
The Shield of Hope is the nation's first Emergency Homeless Assessment and Response Center, which provides emergency shelter and helps families identify more stable living situations within two weeks. When families move, they are connected with community support services to better navigate their futures.
Evangeline Booth Lodge
The Evangeline Booth Lodge is an emergency shelter for families with children who suddenly become homeless due to eviction, disasters, domestic violence, stranded while traveling, or other crises. Booth Lodge can accommodate as many as 60 families each night.
Booth Manor Senior Residences, in Chicago's West Loop, provides attractive, low-income apartments and supportive services for seniors on fixed incomes.
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 or support: contact our Corps Community Center at 708-222-0177, find a location near you, or learn more online.
Partner Abuse Intervention
The Salvation Army offers a Partner Abuse Intervention Program for adults who have perpetrated physical, verbal or social abuse on their partners. The program helps men identify their abusive patterns, become accountable for the behavior, change beliefs that support the behavior and learn how to interact with their partners in non-abusive ways. The program is open to those who must receive court-mandated treatment, as well as those looking to stop the behaviors before the police and court system get involved. Call 773-960-3292 for more information.