The Salvation Army Hope House is operated under the leadership of Mary Moore, a longtime Nassau County resident, with an extensive social services background. Mary invites everyone to drop by and see the facility and learn about ways to become involved as a volunteer or donor.
Please visit us at:
410 South 9th Street
(corner of 9th and Date)
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
The Salvation Army Hope House is dedicated to restoring those in need to a place of productivity and self-sufficiency- values that are necessary for a community to grow and prosper.
We offer a number of year-round services for those who need help:
Free Clothing & Emergency Food
Our free clothes closet and emergency food pantry are open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1:30-3:30 pm for anyone in need. Clothing, linens & toiletries are provided by individuals, businesses, churches & clubs. Food is provided by individuals, grocery stores, restaurants, businesses, churches & an occasional grant.
Financial assistance is provided to qualified households through federal, state, local & private grants; & through individual donors. Availability & assistance levels vary based on program requirements. Some services are sponsored by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families. We administer on-going assistance programs for FPL and COFB. Our “Move That Mountain” Fund is designed to help working people successfully move through an unexpected crisis.
Emergency Travel & Gas
We remain the only agency or ministry in NE FL that routinely provides transportation assistance to families and individuals. In 2017, 214 families representing 451 individuals received gasoline, Registered & Transit vouchers, bus tickets & inner tubes helping them get to work, the doctor, obtain IDs, go home to far-away family & more. Funding is provided by private donors & occasional grants.
Weekly Worship Service
People from diverse backgrounds gather together here on Tuesdays at 12:00 Noon to worship the Lord, study His Word & to encourage, enjoy & learn from each other.
Court appointed probationers may perform their required community service hours working in a place where we sow seeds of encouragement, vision & hope for a better future.
We provide telephone, computer, copier & fax services, giving clients without resources the tools they need to apply on-line for employment, check emails, communicate with governmental & assistance related agencies & fax out required documentation.
Get involved through sponsorship, donations, or volunteering
Each summer, up to 10 low-income Nassau children ages 7-12 experience 5 days of wonder, excitement and adventure at Camp Keystone, our Salvation Army camp in Keystone Heights.
Smart Start for School
Qualifying children from low-income families beam when they receive their school supplies & backpacks just in time for the first day of school. Local businesses, churches & individuals provided 97 age-specific backpacks & supplies for some of the neediest students in 2017.
Senior Angel Tree
In partnership with the Council on Aging, low-income seniors are not forgotten at Christmas. Churches, businesses, clubs & groups adopt one or more senior, & then purchase gifts & gift cards for them based on their “wish lists”, bringing them joy; providing them hope & raising their awareness that they are not forgotten. 183 Seniors were lavished in love in 2017 through this program.
We also serve as a host site for:
Interfaith Dinner Network (IDN)
We provide our facility to serve dinner to anyone who is hungry on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Fridays 5:00-6:30 PM, excluding holidays.