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Doing The Most to Help Families

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

To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, some programs at The Salvation Army St. Charles (Tri-City) Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Food pantry pick-ups are available by appointment only (no walk-ins allowed) Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Produce distribution is Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 630-377-2769. 

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Across the US, 11.3 million children take care of themselves after the school day ends.

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 taught me how to advocate for my family and access other services. And that we're not alone."

The Salvation Army meets families wherever they are in life and help them move to a more self-sufficient and productive path.

The Salvation Army equips families in our community through:

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.

After-School Programs
The Salvation Army after-school program provides children in Kindergarten through fifth grades a place to go after school to work on homework and visit with friends in a safe environment. Children can get help with homework, have a snack, play in the gym and more. Registration for the program is required, and there is a fee. Call 630.377.2760 for more information.

Character-Building/Mentoring Programs
Weekly scout-style and mentoring programs are designed to support youth and teens as they navigate their world and grow into adulthood. Topics addressed can include bullying, peer pressure, making a positive impact on the community, family life and more. These programs are on Wednesday at 4:30 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.

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 630-377-2769, find a location near you, or learn more online

Exercise Classes
Exercise classes are available for adults to engage in physical activities and fellowship. Classes are free.

  • Gentle Yoga: Monday, 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Line Dancing: Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Noon - 1 p.m. Instructor arrive 30 minutes early for beginners and stays 30 minutes late for advanced.
  • Low-Impact/Sculpt Exercise: Tuesday, 8 - 9 a.m., sponsored by Delnor Hospital
  • Seated Exercise: Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m., sponsored by Delnor Hospital

Community Education Classes/Fellowship
The Salvation Army partners with community organizations to bring education presentations to the church. Presentations and classes are free unless noted.

  • PRAYS! Community Prayer Group: First Monday of each month, 9:30 a.m.
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program): First Tuesday of each month, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Women, Infant and Children: Tuesday, 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Bingo: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Disability Support Group: Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month, starting in the fall
  • Additional classes and presentations will be offered. Check the calendar frequently.

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