The Center of Hope 

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 in need, we help combat long-term homelessness in America by serving homeless adults, veterans, and children with holistic physical, emotional, and spiritual support.

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. Pathway of Hope is the next step for us to help them break the cycle of poverty.

Health Resource Center

The new Health Resource Center (HRC) provides shelter residents with vital medical resources. The center was made possible through the hard work and dedication of many community partners, which include Health Foundation of South Florida and Camillus Health Concern. This Preventative service has reduced the number of unnecessary 911 calls, resulting not only in significant savings, but better outcomes for those who need it most. The HRC helps an average of 11 shelter residence a week.

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 feed and shelter the thousands of survivors, while also providing much needed emotional and spiritual support.

Adult Rehabilitation Center

The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Each center offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all in a clean, wholesome environment. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment. Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with their families and resume a normal life.

For more information please Call

Music & Creative Arts

Whether it’s playing in a brass band, singing in a choir, participating in a praise band in Sunday worship, or dancing and performing dramatizations, these programs provide participants with a lifetime of fulfillment through musical excellence with spiritual purpose. Trained staff pursue this mission through educational, performance, and resourcing efforts that benefit local music and arts programs, and through the administrative work and professional development of program leaders. The Miami Area Command Music and Creative Arts programs are open to kids starting at the age of 6 to 18.

For more information please Contact

Mozart Charles
Music & Youth Director

Camp Keystone

Many children from low-income families rarely experience life outside their immediate neighborhood. That’s why The Salvation Army’s annual summer camp programs are so important. Every year, thousands of kids get a fresh perspective on life as they meet new friends, discover new activities, and get a taste of the great outdoors. As campers learn to swim, play sports, create music, make art, and scout, their trained counselors help them navigate the complicated emotions and struggles often associated with their lives back home.

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 help those fleeing prostitution. Over a century later, we remain fully committed to abolishing the sex trade from every corner of the world.



The funds raised are used in your local community where the needs are the greatest. You can also become a Monthly Sustainer or give an Honor/Memorial gift.

To donate by phone, please call: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). Credit card donations are accepted via phone.

To donate by mail, The Salvation Army P.O. Box 350370 Miami FL 33135-0370

To donate through our website, please visit

To learn about Planned Giving, Wills, Gift Annuity, and Trusts opportunities please contact Gary Erhard at (813)376-5253, or visit

To learn about current Major Gift donations of Cash, Stocks, Mutual Funds, IRA Rollover, Real Estate, Endowment Naming Opportunities, Commodities, Art, Collectables please contact Clyde Preston at 954-856-5391,


More people than ever in our community are struggling to make ends meet which leads to homelessness.

Help us provide the necessities from clothing to personal care kits for those who come to our shelter with nothing.

Apple Tree Program

(School supply distribution)

More than 350,000 kids head back to school every year in Miami-Dade County. While working with many community partners we make it possible for some local families to confidently send their children to school, knowing they are equipped with the necessary supplies. You can become a corporate sponsor by providing new school supplies, monetary support or by putting an “Apple Tree” in your corporate office.

Please contact or
305-637-6700 for more information.

Donate Goods

When you donate goods to The Salvation Army, those items are then sold at our Family Stores. And the proceeds are used to fund our Adult Rehabilitation Centers, where those struggling with drugs and alcohol find help, hope, and a second chance at life.

Call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825) or visit to schedule a pick-up and find the location near you.

Red Kettle Donation

The Salvation Army exists to meet human need without discrimination in every ZIP code across the United States. The annual Red Kettle fundraiser allows us give back to your local community.

To learn more on how you or your group can sponsor a Red Kettle please visit

Angel Tree Program

(Christmas toy distribution)

This program strives to make Christmas memorable for children and families throughout Miami-Dade County. Anonymous donors adopt these little “angels” in an expanding Christmas tradition that makes the season brighter for both the gift giver and receiver. You can become a corporate sponsor by providing new, unwrapped gifts, monetary support or by putting an “Angel Tree” in your corporate office.

Please contact or 305-637-6700 for more information.

Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army! Here you will find information about applying to be a volunteer. Whether you are looking for a one-time opportunity or something ongoing, read on to learn how you can sign up and do the most good in your community. If you have any questions about volunteering or are interested in volunteering with a group please email the Volunteer/EDS Coordinator, Andrea Angel at or call 305-637-6700 ext. 26660 at any time.

Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities!

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry serves an average of 250 households with bagged groceries each week.

Helpers – Volunteers are needed to assist with sorting, bagging and distributing groceries.

Bell Ringing

Income from our Red kettles supports our seasonal activities as well as other programs that benefit struggling individuals and families.  Businesses, churches, civic clubs, schools, families, friends and individuals can sign up to ring at one of our kettle locations around Northeast Florida.  There are many 2-hour, half-day, full-day and full week slots available.  Sign up early to get your preferred location and dates!

Christmas Drivers 

Volunteers with a clean driving record needed Monday through Saturday for pickup and delivery of items that assists the success of the delivery of the Christmas Programs.  You must be able to lift, carry, load and unload at least 50 lbs.

Christmas Driver Assistants

Volunteers are needed Monday through Saturday to assist the driver with pickup and delivery of items that contributes to the success of the delivery of the Christmas Programs.  You must be able to lift, carry, load and unload at least 50 lbs.


Our Kitchen prepares and serves up to 1,500 meals weekly to the residents of the various programs of The Salvation as well as to the homeless and any one that comes to our door for meals.

Breakfast: 7:00am-8:00am, Lunch 12:00pm-12:45pm, Dinner: 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Feeding the Homeless:
Individuals, families and groups are welcome to help cook and/or serve a meal to the homeless at The Salvation Army every day of the week. We ask that volunteers notify us a week in advance of when they would like to serve, and arrive 30 minutes prior to the shift.

Kitchen Helper – Volunteers are needed to assist with food preparation, serving meals (cafeteria style) and general cleaning of the kitchen and dining areas.

Volunteers can also assist with washing plate ware, glassware, silverware, pots/pans and kitchen utensils and place on specified shelves according to sanitation and cleaning procedures.  Keeps dish areas clean by sweeping, mopping floors, wiping countertops, and emptying trash.

Canteen/Disaster Services

Have you always wanted to help after a disaster but didn’t know how to get involved? Train now to be a Canteen volunteer!  The Canteen is the response vehicle that The Salvation Army sends to local emergencies and to disaster stricken areas to serve food and beverage to survivors and service workers. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve food and beverages, drive and set up the vehicle and clean and maintain the vehicle.  Short term assignments are usually up to a 24 hour period and long term opportunities usually lasts up to 14 days.

Academic Tutors

Volunteers are needed to give support to students academically in subject(s) our shelter children are seeking to improve.  Instill the value of education for personal growth and development.  Ability to communicate well with people of diverse backgrounds, maintain a non-judgmental attitude, be culturally sensitive.  Patience is extremely helpful.  A play room is provided with various books and learning materials. The ideal hours would be between 3:30 – 8 p.m.  A maximum one hour of your time per visit.  A background check is required.

The Salvation Army is continuing to care for people who are most vulnerable in our community. Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic food and financial assistance are by appointment only. For more information please call a Community Center near you.

Miami Citadel Corps

911 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130 

Telephone: (305) 545-9164 

Food Distribution Hours of Operation:

Thursday, 4 p.m.

Miami Edison Corps

361 NW 67th Street
Miami, FL 33150

Telephone: (305) 757-1509 

Food Pantry Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Miami Hialeah Corps

7450 West 4th Avenue
Hialeah FL 33014

Telephone: (305) 557-0981 

Food Pantry Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Miami Sunset Corps

8445 SW 72nd Street
Miami, FL 33143

Telephone: (305) 270-9373

Food Pantry Hours of Operation:

Monday – Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Miami Area Command

1907 NW 38th Street
 Miami, FL 33142

Telephone: (305) 637-6700 

Food Pantry Hours of Operation:  

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Social Services Hours of Operation:  

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Area Commanders
Major Roy Williams

(305) 637-6700

Major Kathy Williams

(305) 637-6700

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Hope Is Contagious And Together
We Are Spreading It Everywhere.

Whether you need essentials like food, household items and water, or know someone who does, we hope that this information hub can be a resource for you and for those you love. When the most vulnerable in our community need support, The Salvation Army is working diligently to meet the unique needs of the community during this time.


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We all know that social distancing is the best way to flatten the curve, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. We want to help you!

If You Have Needs For Groceries Or Other Household Items, Please Contact Us.

We will direct you to the nearest resource location that can meet your needs.


We desire to lift you and your family up in prayer. We have a team of people committed to praying for you.

Please Give Us Your Prayer Requests And Know That We Will Pray For You Consistently During This Time.


If You Are In Crises And Need Housing, Rehabilitation Or Other Emergency Services, We Can Connect You With A Resource That Can Help You.

While our housing centers may be full, we can still connect you to resources that can help you.


Social Distancing Doesn’t Have To Mean Social Isolation.

If you need someone to talk to, let us know! Drop us a line, and we will have a caring friend call you to share a few words of encouragement.


We’re In This Together.

Here are a few activities to help you pass the time while at home. We hope these activities can create some happy memories and that we can be a part of bringing your family closer together.


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2nd Annual Tote Bag Re-Design

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Dadeland Mall

The Salvation Army Miami Golf for Good Tournament

Date: September 17, 2021
Location: Don Shula Golf Club
For sponsorship and registration click here.

2nd Annual Jump for Good

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Tropical Park

Miami Area Command

Miami Citadel Corps

Captains Josue & Gilda Prieto
911 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
t. (305) 545-9164

9:45am Devotional
10:00am Sunday school
11:00am Holiness
8:30am to 1:00pm Home League (Women Ministry)
5:30pm to 7:30pm Kid, Corps Cadet and J. Soldier
4:00pm Food Distribution
5:30pm to 7:30pm Music programs

Miami Edison Corps

Captains Pryne Pierre & Claudia Pierre
361 NW 67th Street
Miami, FL 33150
t. (305) 757-1509
f. (305) 758-0997

10am to 11am Sunday school
11am to 1pm Holiness Meeting
7:00pm to 8:30pm Home Leagues
7:00pm to 8pm Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
7:00pm to 8:30pm Men’s Club
6:30pm to 8pm Music Ministry
6pm to 8:30pm Youth Night/Corps Cadets

Miami Hialeah Corps

Lieutenants Kelvin & Niuris Garcia
7450 West 4th Avenue
Hialeah FL 33014
t. (305) 557-0981
f. (305) 557-9302

9:00 am to 9:30 am Open prayer in Chapel, Sharing of coffee & bread
9:30 am to 10:30 am Spanish Sunday school, English Holiness Meeting
11:00 am to 12:30 pm English Bible Study, Spanish Holiness Meeting

Tuesday to Friday
10:00 am to 3:00 pm Food Pantry Open by Appointment only.
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm After school basketball, Next Level Basketball

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Prayer Meeting and Spanish Bible Study

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm English Bible Study
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Music Classes of Varied Instruments
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm Corps Praise Band Practice

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Women’s Ministries, Men’s Club.
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Community Care Ministry, Archery for all youth

Fundraising Events or Educational Training, Health/Job Fairs (announced in advance)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm after school basketball, Next Level Basketball

Miami Sunset Corps

Captains Alvaro & Maria Chils
8445 SW 72nd Street
Miami, FL 33143
t. (305) 270-9373
f. (305) 270-9377

10:00am Sunday School/English & Spanish
11:00am Holiness Service & Children Church
12:30pm Fellowship Lunch every other Sunday
Monthly – 2nd Monday Advisory Council
7:00pm Women’s Ministries Home League
7:00pm Men’s Club
7:00pm Bible Study the last Tuesday of the month
7:00pm Youth Activities to Teenager and Young Adults
7:00pm Music Classes – Piano/Brass Band
7:00pm Brass Band & Praise Band rehearsal
7:00pm Basketball/Softball
7:00pm English School
7:00pm Prayer meeting the first Sunday of the month

Adult Rehabilitation Center

Majors Mark and LaNelle Winters
2236 NW Miami Court
Miami, Fl 33127
t. (305) 573-4200
f. (305) 573-4208

In many communities there are men whose lives are in shambles. Some suffer from drug addiction. Some suffer from alcoholism. Some are unemployed and lack the skills needed to find a job. Many wander the streets, without homes or help.

The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers offer these men a second chance, an opportunity to start again.Each center provides individual and group counseling, training in job skills, and other tools for rebuilding positive lifestyles.Each in-residence program puts the men into clean, comfortable living facilities. Regular meals, medical check-ups and Alcoholics Anonymous programs combine to make each center a place for new beginnings. Each center also offers a very comprehensive spiritual regeneration program in which all clients are expected to participate.

Unlike many programs, these centers are self-supporting.Clothing and household items are collected from communities.These items are brought to the center’s workshops where they are repaired and refurbished, then resold in Salvation Army family stores. The centers are open to all men who have an identifiable and treatable handicap regardless of race, color or religious belief.The success rate of this Salvation Army program is high. There are over 100 centers across the United States. Many include similar programs for women.

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MIAMI, FL – (February 10,2021) – Maria Ballarta is only one of the thousands of local residents who have benefited from The Salvation Army of Miami, Mission Essential Campaign. Maria explains that she is living with her daughter and three grandchildren.  When her daughter lost her job in April due to the pandemic, they only had her social security checks to depend on. The money she was receiving monthly was just not enough to provide for a family of five. “It is hard to see your children and grandchildren worry.” Maria says, “My daughter was worried about the bills and contracting the virus while she was looking for a job, my grandchildren were worried about school and getting me sick. I am in the at-risk population, I felt helpless.” One day Maria’s friend shared some vegetables and produce with her. When Maria asked her where this food came from her friend told her from The Salvation Army.  Since then, Maria has come to The Salvation Army Miami Area Command to get food to nourish her family and alleviate some of the worries they face.

One in six people in our community live in poverty – that is over 115,000 including 40,000 children-and nearly 7,000 are experiencing homelessness. The Salvation Army of Miami Mission Essential Campaign raises funds to provide our neighbors in need today with nourishment, shelter, compassion, and care. As we work to buffer our neighbors against the worst impacts of the outbreaks, we also prepare for an equity-driven response in the recovery effort that lies ahead. Your help today allows us to help those in need now and prepare with the purposeful expertise needed for a community-based recovery.

We will remain a responsive pillar while enduring a rapid growth in requests for essential support in our community. To help contribute to The Salvation Army’s efforts in Miami, visit Mission Essential Campaign – Miami 2020 ( 


Donations needed to reach the annual fundraising goal

Miami, FL (December 10, 2020) – When Salvation Army officials discovered the gold coin in one of their Red Kettles Tuesday night in front of a Miami Lakes storefront they were filled with joy, enthusiasm and honored that community members were supporting their neighbors in need. With fears that the annual fundraiser will bring in 50% less funds in a year where more people are in need, The Salvation Army leaders knew that a gold coin could be the difference between a family waking up in their home or being evicted this Christmas. In the wake of the pandemic, The Salvation Army Miami Area Command made a goal to help “Rescue Christmas” for 3,000 local children and over 1,500 families. Finding the gold coin affirmed that they were approximately $1,800 closer to providing hope for many. Their excitement quickly wore off after flipping the coin over and seeing the word “COPY” stamped across it.

“I called Gables Coin and Stamp Shop immediately Wednesday morning, hoping that our suspicions were wrong,” said Major Roy Williams, Administrator for The Salvation Army in Miami. “I was disappointed when it was confirmed that the coin was indeed a fake, funds would have been used to support local families who are really struggling right now.”

The Salvation Army bells will continue to ring outside stores through Christmas Eve and the organization is optimistic that, with the community’s support, they can still reach their fundraising goal. Contributions to the red kettles stay right here in the Miami community to serve those experiencing hard times and provide a pathway to self-sufficiency for people in need in need.

Donations to The Salvation Army can also be made online at or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Red Kettle Campaign. It is not too late for individuals, families, groups, and businesses to sign up to volunteer to ring the bell! Visit and select the location, day, and time you would like to volunteer.

For more information on the Red Kettle Campaign or any other Salvation Army program, please call 786-509-3391.

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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