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Liberty and Justice for All…

…Is an oft-heard phrase in the U.S., but victims of injustice have many faces. You may meet people each day who are victims of exploitation.

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Social justice is ensuring that everyone deserves and has access to equal economic, social rights and opportunities.

With slavery commonly thought to be a thing of the past, human trafficking generates billions of dollars in profits from sex workers and forced labor.

TThe Salvation Army exists to imitate Christ; providing freedom to the oppressed,
solace to the brokenhearted and good news to the poor (see Luke 4:18-19)

The Salvation Army has been fighting against social injustice worldwide and here at home for more than 150 years. This commitment to truly Doing The Most Good has positioned us as a leader in combatting human trafficking, advocacy leaders for the poor and hungry, the underpaid, and more. The poor and destitute are much more likely to fall victim to trafficking schemes, or domestic violence. These people, whom God loves, are robbed of their dignity. We have programs to help.

The Salvation Army in the Midwest helps
fight for justice through:

Anti-Human Trafficking Programs

Throughout the Midwest, Salvation Army offers frontline advocacy and care for Human Trafficking survivors. In Chicago alone, our STOP-IT program is a national model that leads the way in fighting Human Trafficking

Awareness and Advocacy Programs

The Salvation Army has built strong relationships with local partners and coalitions to raise public awareness of injustices. From voicing our concern in city halls and state houses over sustainable funding or proposed legislation that would negatively impact victims, we answer the call in the name of all those we liberate. Additionally we hold specialized awareness trainings in order for case managers and every day people to identify signs of human trafficking.

Domestic Violence Shelters

Our shelters are open to anyone in need of help. Many of our shelters for Women and Children provide a safe space for someone who has taken the brave step to get out of an abusive situation.

Family Service Programs

The Salvation Army assists families with temporal needs by providing food, housing and utility assistance. Best of all, these programs enable mothers to stay with their children (boys and girls), even when placed in emergency shelters.

Pathway of Hope for Families

Pathway of Hope is a Salvation Army approach to create a path out of poverty. We provide targeted services to families with children under the age of 18, both traditional and non-traditional family structures, that desire to break the cycle of crisis. Through case management, we focus on a family’s capabilities and raise hope by empowering them to overcome barriers on the path to sufficiency. Families set their own goals, and we partner with them to provide the resources needed to accomplish each one.

This program is available at every Salvation Army Worship and Service Center in the Midwest

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

The Salvation Army operates the largest free Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation program in the U.S. Our Adult Rehabilitation Centers help addicts recover, and put families back together again.

Transitional Housing

When you need a place to stay during the “in-between,” our transitional housing program offers shelter until you find a permanent place to live. If you’ve been evicted, are dealing with an addiction, face a domestic break-up or have another type of housing crisis, contact your local Salvation Army to find out what transitional housing options are available in your area.

Give now to help break the chains of enslavement and provide hope once again.

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SThe Midwest is fraught with modern-day slavery.

The Midwest is prime location for traffickers for several reasons, the most obvious being the central location that make cities like St. Louis and Chicago such large hubs.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help people break the chains of being sex slaves. Donate now.


Domestic violence repeats itself.

Men who were exposed to domestic violence as children are 3 to 4 times more likely to perpetrate domestic violence as adults.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help people escape human trafficking. Donate now.


In America’s Heartland, immigrants are in high demand.

Labor trafficking and more legitimate forms of work such as a house cleaner, nanny, gardener, are prime targets to be dragged into the world of forced labor trafficking.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help people escape forced labor.Donate now.


The Salvation Army offers freedom
from fear and asylum from abuse.

Watch how we help millions escape domestic violence every year.