Housing insecurity and prolonged poverty are strongly linked, and that’s why we work to provide short and long-term housing assistance to displaced families and individuals. The Salvation Army offers many programs that offer refuge to struggling men, women, children, and families from overnight and emergency shelters for those finding themselves homeless for the first time to transitional living centers that help rebuild lives.
Many families and individuals facing poverty often must make the painful choice of heating or eating – that is, they must decide whether they’ll pay their bills or pay for food. Without sufficient funds, many are forced to go without a warm, nutritious meal in order to keep a roof over their head.
Bill Pay Assistance
We help struggling families and individuals avoid falling into the cycle of crisis by supplementing their income with utility, rent, and other vital payments. This assistance often becomes the difference between shelter and eviction, between maintaining honest work and selling drugs or services for money, and between keeping kids in one place and moving them out of their home and onto the streets.
As part of our comprehensive approach to helping families and individuals overcome poverty, we offer educational resources, career coaching, and job placement opportunities to assist those in need secure stable and gainful employment.
By offering access to free, fresh produce and canned goods, we provide valuable meal supplementation while helping those in need to maintain their independence and dignity.
From sit-down meals that provide nutritious food and valuable human interaction, to mobile meals that deliver much-needed sustenance to those who cannot reach a food distribution center, we ensure that the most vulnerable members of society do not go hungry.
Homework Assistance and Counseling
At The Salvation Army, we provide one-on-one teaching assistance to help kids of all ages with school work, study guidance, and literacy advancement. We open our doors to anyone in need and never discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic level.
Sports, Clubs and Extracurricular Activities
Through a variety of no-fee and low-cost after-school programs, we provide safe ways for kids to make friends and participate in activities they couldn’t otherwise afford.
Dance, Art and Music Programs
We work to provide music and arts programs that many schools can no longer afford. From choirs to instrument training, poetry to painting, drama to dance, after-school lessons and activities help introduce children to the beauties of the fine arts.
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