The Salvation Army local leadership in Brevard County is made up of Salvation Army officers and local advisory board members.
Captain Miguel Ramos
Captain Adieny Ramos
The Salvation Army Advisory Board includes influential business and community leaders who provide their time and wisdom to support the work and programs of the agency. The board members assist the officers and staff in solving complex community needs, and identifying changing fundraising trends. They work tirelessly to connect The Salvation Army of Melbourne to its community in meaningful ways.
2021 Advisory Board Members
Chad Cabrera, Chesapeake Construction, Inc.
Travis Proctor, Artemis International Technologies, Inc.
Reverend Erich Hamm, United Methodist Minister
Robert McCall, Attorney
Terence Myers, Terence L. Myers, Architect, Inc.
Shena Baez, Jeremih's of Palm Shores
Nick Moon, Melbourne Seafood Station
Scott Lamb, Lamb Engineering
Administration & Social Service Department
The Administration Department and Social Service Department is only open Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm and then reopens after lunch from 1:00pm-4:00pm. We are open on Fridays from 9:00am-12:00pm
All assistance is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to potentially long lines it is recommended that you be here and in line before the doors open. Without the required documentation you will not be assisted.
For a list of required documents, call:
Transitional Shelter: The Sue M Pridmore Center
The lead intake person is available Monday-Friday starting at 3:00pm.
Any person interested in housing must speak with the intake person to complete an application and interview.
Please leave a voice mail and your call will be returned.
The Salvation Army Family Store
Please call this number to schedule a pick-up of your new or gently used items.
- Daily Food Pantry (Mon-Thurs)
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) (2nd & 4th Fri 9-12)
- Emergency Financial Assistance (Power, Water, Rent)
- Seasonal Assistance
- Back to School
- Thanksgiving Dinner
- Angel Tree
- Christmas Dinner
1080 S. Hickory St, Melbourne, FL 32901
Monday – Friday | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
The Sue M Pridmore Center (321)872-2225
Is the only transitional center in Brevard County, the Sue M. Pridmore Center for Homeless Women and Children provides shelter, food, spiritual comfort and emotional support to women, with or without children. To help those seeking to break free from chronic homelessness and unemployment, the Center offers an wide range of life-skills training to help its residents successfully transition into the local community and become productive, self-sufficient individuals.
Every day, families in the Melbourne area are facing disaster. It’s not a hurricane that threatens their well being, but a lost job, medical bills, and the high cost of living in our community. Sometimes these challenges overwhelm a family and they become homeless. Mothers with children are especially at risk as they face the challenges of juggling employment, child care, and living expenses. Often they lack the education, support, and mentoring they need to overcome the adversities they face. When they become homeless, these families need more than a roof over their head; they need a support system to build upon.
For women without young children, the challenges they face are different; being displaced homemakers, widows or recently divorced with no prior work history, laid off from long term jobs only to find they are over qualified to find immediate employment in their career field, etc. Whatever their challenges are, they still require the same support system to overcome their situations and regain self-sufficiency. The Pridmore Center is the only transitional shelter in Brevard County that will intake a woman without children.
That is why The Salvation Army offers our transitional housing solution for women with or without children to help them break free from chronic homelessness and unemployment. The Sue M Pridmore Center for Women and Children is providing these women stability through shelter, self-sufficiency through life skills training and, most of all; personal transformation by helping them to overcome the challenges in their lives and turn their lives right side up.
Serves to provide shelter, food, spiritual comfort and emotional support to homeless women with or without children. Serves to provide a variety of services in a caring, loving and Christian environment. Serves to provide training in a wide range of life skills in order for the women to successfully transition into our local community.
These women will be afforded every opportunity to become productive, self-sufficient individuals, who possess the essential skills to contribute to and succeed in the community. They will function as responsible employees, respected citizens, nurturing parents and conscientious neighbors who are also able to maintain their own dwelling. In turn these women will have overcome the crisis of homelessness.
Sue M. Pridmore
The center is the only transitional shelter for women with or without children in Brevard County and is named in honor of Sue M. Pridmore. Mrs. Pridmore was a life-long supporter of The Salvation Army and desired to help alleviate homelessness in Brevard County. To that end, she and her husband endowed funding for the building of the Sue M. Pridmore Center for Women & Children. The Salvation Army Melbourne, FL Corps will forever be grateful for their generous and unselfish contribution.
- An eight-apartment, 48 bed facility (includes 16 adult female beds and 32 beds for children)
- Business/computer station
- Case plan management
- Classes, mentoring & worshops
- Clothes closet
- Dining Facility
- Gathering Room
- Indoor/Outdoor play areas for children
- Laundry room
- 60-90 day length stay
Residents will work collaboratively with in-house case managers throughout the duration of their stay for the purpose of establishing and implementing well-defined goals leading to self-sufficiency. Case managers will serve as counselors and resource persons, to our residents.
Residents will receive one on one and group career development instruction; with an emphasis on promotion and growth. In addition, the center will partner with established community-based career developers to meet this need.
Housing Retention Education
Residents will work with case managers to devise a realistic and practical plan toward short and long term housing retention.
The center will make a number of self-improvement resources available in the forms of classes, workshops and mentoring. Areas of focus will include (but are not limited to):
- Budgeting and Finance
- Fostering Healthy Relationships
- Self Care
Application & Eligibility
Potential residents must complete a full pre-admission interview with center administration in order to be considered for placement. Applicants are asked to call to schedule an appointment.***(321)872-2225***
Consideration will be given to women meeting the following criteria:
- 18+ years old
- With no children
- With male children under the age of 12
- With female children under the age of 18
- Employable in the US
- Actively seeking employment
- Employed full time
- Employed full time and enrolled in an educational program
- Not fleeing domestic violence
- Not in need of addictions rehabilitation
- Not awaiting SSD, SSI, SSE, workers compensation or any other pending income source outside of gainful employment
- Homeless (as defined by HUD) and within the scope of the Center's focus
- Must wait 2yrs before reentry of the program
Worship and Service
Salvation Army corps are first and foremost a church, where local residents gather in worship both on Sundays and during the week. Corps offer a variety of local programs for adults, youth and elderly residents that help them grow spiritually. Typical programs include after-school programs for youth, fellowship groups, Bible study, recreational programs and more.
Our local Salvation Army corps services those throughout the south end of Brevard county, from Pineda south to the county line. In addition to being a church The Salvation Army also runs a variety of social services and programs to provide critical assistance. We operate our food pantry. We provide emergency housing and financial assistance. We participate in times of disaster to help their local communities recover from nature’s sometimes devastating effects.
Our Salvation Army corps is managed by local Salvation Army officers and their experienced, dedicated and hard-working staff of employees, professionals, case managers and volunteers. Each and everyone is a welcoming face and a helping hand to the communities they serve.
Worship Services and Corps Activities
*******Please call to verify times and dates as some services and activities have been suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic*******
We invite you to join us for our worship opportunities and other activities!
- 11:00 AM Worship Service
- 10:00 AM Seniors Meeting: Men and women, 55 and older, meet for a time of fellowship, playing games, and periodically enjoying educational speakers.
- 5:00 PM Music Program
- 4:00 PM Sr. Band Practice
- 6:30 PM Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
- 10:00 AM Prayer Meeting
- 10:30 AM Women’s Ministries: Ladies, ages 16 years and up, gather for fellowship, worship, service, and educational programs.
- 3:00-5:00 PM Youth Program at Master's Workshop
2020 Angel Tree Distribution Video
Each year, The Salvation Army provides Christmas gifts for needy children and nursing home residents. For most, the gifts from the Angel Tree Program will be the only gifts they open. We believe that everyone deserves a Merry Christmas.
The Angel Tree program allows donors to select a tag for a child or children from qualified families unable to provide gifts and clothing to their children during the holidays. For many donors in the community selecting a child(ren) to provide gifts for has become a special tradition. For participating companies and groups, the sponsorship program is a wonderful opportunity for employees to give back to their community through a fun and heartwarming tradition.
Thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who helped us adopt over 1,200 children and over 1,700 seniors, in 2016. We hope you will consider adopting a child or senior this year. As we get closer to the Holiday Season we will provide information about how and where you can find tags for the children and seniors in need along with the drop off location for the gifts.
There are several ways the community can help with the Angel Tree Program:
- Adopt individual Angels from the tree located at The Melbourne Square Mall, 4800 W. New Haven Ave., in the center of the Mall
- Sponsor an Angel Tree (adopt 25 or more Angels) for your business organization.
- Host a toy/gift drive for our “Forgotten Angels”
To Adopt an Angel or to Hold a Toy Drive in South Brevard County, contact:
Gifts for children age 10 and under:
Residents of south Brevard County (anyone living south of the Pineda Causeway) are eligible to sign up their children (age 10 and under) to receive toys and clothing as long as they have not signed up for gift assistance from any other agency.
Registration will take place at The Salvation Army’s Social Services offices off of Hickory Street in Melbourne on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of applications will be taken each day. Registration will complete when we reach our target number of applicants.
Seniors from various nursing homes in the area will also be signed up for Christmas gifts. If you are interested in adding your nursing home please call 321-724-0494.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner Deliveries
The Salvation Army will be distributing meals to home-bound individuals for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Applicants for a delivered dinner must not be able to attend the dinner that will be served at our location. Dinners are provided to elderly and home-bound individuals who do not have transportation to our location. To sign up for a dinner, applicants must contact the Social Service Department at least two weeks prior to the holiday.
To receive a holiday meal, the applicant must have a valid photo ID, with correct address. If the address is not current, applicant must bring a utility bill in the applicant’s name showing the current address. Applicant must be a resident of south Brevard County; south of the Pineda Causeway.
When life is hard and there are no gifts under the tree, your help will bring smiles on Christmas morning. Thank you for becoming and Angel Tree sponsor!
What are “Forgotten Angels”?
Despite our best efforts and the overwhelming generosity of our community partners, hundreds of Angels do not get selected from the Angel Tree each year. There are also many others who were selected off of the tree, but their gifts were not returned for distribution. If you would like to help us provide toys for these Forgotten Angels, you can do so by hosting a toy drive or by selecting a Forgotten Angel tag off of one of our Angel Trees.
Volunteers from all walks of life strongly support The Salvation Army in almost all of its activities.
Volunteers are vital to the work of the Army here in Melbourne.
Mobile Feeding Unit
The Salvation Army of Melbourne has an amazing canteen! During disasters or for local events the canteen is used to serve food. Emergency training is required prior to emergency deployment.
Contact: Douglas Corwin
Phone Number: 321-724-0494
Help us maintain an inviting atmosphere for those who come to The Salvation Army in need of our programs and services. Projects include weeding, mulching, painting, and other maintenance needs.
Contact: Douglas Corwin
Phone Number: 321-724-0494
Relieve our receptionist during the week and respond to inquiries from incoming calls. Volunteer may also be used for half-day or full-day relief and other office duties such as filing and data entry.
When: Weekdays, 9:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Help provide baked goods to clients through our bread room. Responsibilities include sorting and marking products, stocking the tables, and overseeing the distribution of baked goods.
When: Daily, except Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinner
Help serve Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners to local families in need.
There is no need to fill out an application for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner Volunteering.
When: Thanksgiving & Christmas Day
Sort & Bag Food
Help sort and bag cans and dry goods to prepare them for distribution through our food pantry.
When: Mondays and Fridays, 9:00am - 12:00 pm
Red Kettle Bell Ringer
Help us raise funds to provide programs 365 days a year! This is a great opportunity for groups and individuals. Should be able to stand, ring, and keep the enthusiasm up!
When: November – December, Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Angel Tree Toy Collection
Spread Christmas joy by helping collect toys and food to local families in need. Volunteers needed to work with individuals, groups, or companies that they belong to collect food and new unwrapped toys for children and nursing-home-bound seniors.
When: December , 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Phone Number: 321-724-0494
Court Ordered Community Service Workers welcome!
One of the most valuable assets that we enjoy here at The Salvation Army of Melbourne is our volunteers. Without the selfless giving that our volunteers provide we would be limited on the work that we could do. There are many ways that you can donate your time here in Melbourne.
- We have events throughout the year that need additional hands.
- We have a food pantry where volunteers work to sort and organize the food that comes in.
- Opportunities to work at the Family Store are available occasionally.
- Before school starts we supply students in our area with school supplies and volunteers work to put together backpacks filled with school supplies.
- Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are served to the community. Volunteers can help to serve and visit with guests.
- Our Youth Program is in need of volunteers to teach children music, tutor in school subjects, and supervise activities.
- Our transitional shelter, The Sue Pridmore Center, holds instructional group from the women of the shelter. Volunteer group leaders in many topics are welcome. Previous topics have included: Zumba, yoga, self-defense, healthy eating, couponing, resume writing, interview skills, motivation, stress reduction, meditation, etc.
Anyone interested in Volunteering must FIRST complete an application . To volunteer please contact the volunteer coordinator at 321-724-0494
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The Family Store
The Salvation Army Family Store is a second-hand store that benefits our local programs. You can feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and help the needy to get back on their feet-all by donating to The Salvation Army Family Store. Your donation, money or goods, stays local and benefits families in our community. Proceeds from our Family Store directly impact our transitional shelter, The Sue M Pridmore Center, for women with or without children.
Open Tues - Sat 9:00AM to 4:00pm
Family store address
2400 W New Haven Ave
Melbourne, FL 32904