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Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative

For more than two centuries, The Salvation Army has stood firmly behind women and children subjected to organized commercial sexual exploitation. In the 1800s, we pioneered an undercover sex trafficking investigation, which directly shaped the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885. By 1900, The Salvation Army had created over 100 “rescue homes” throughout London to […]

Camp Keystone

The Salvation Army Keystone Camp and Conference Center is a year-round center, offering a unique, rustic setting for conferences, retreats, camps, school trips and other overnight or day gatherings. Located in north central Florida on 260 acres and beautiful Bedford Lake, this site offers a variety of lodging and meeting rooms, to suit the needs […]

Emergency Disaster Service Command Center

The Salvation Army began helping disaster survivors after a major hurricane hit Galveston, TX in September 1900, destroying the coastal city and killing thousands of people. At the request of The Salvation Army’s National Commander, Frederick Booth-Tucker, officers (the clergy of The Salvation Army) from across the country moved into the Galveston area to help […]

Pathway of Hope Program

Poverty in the U.S. is an epidemic – including one in five children, according to the latest Census figures. Children who live in poverty for half their childhood are 32 times more likely to remain in poverty (according to The Urban Institute). The Salvation Army works with many of these families by addressing immediate needs. […]

Red Shield Lodge

At the Salvation Army, our doors are open every day, and night of the year. Through our emergency housing facilities, homeless shelters, transitional living centers, group homes, and family shelters, we provide over 10 million nights of lodging annually. In addition to supplying shelter from the elements, beds, food, and basic hygiene resources to those […]

COVID-19 RESPONSE

The essential services that The Salvation Army provides on a year-round basis – homeless shelters, food pantries, disaster relief, veteran’s services and others – are for the benefit of our country’s most vulnerable people. The communities we serve have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need continues to grow. The Salvation […]