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 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.

WAYS TO GIVE

Contribute

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 SalvationArmyMiami.org.

To learn about Planned Giving, Wills, Gift Annuity, and Trusts opportunities please contact Gary Erhard at (813)376-5253, gary.erhard@uss.salvationarmy.org or visit SalvationArmyFlorida.org/planned-giving-wills-gift-annuity/

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, clyde.preston@uss.salvationarmy.org.

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 satruck.org 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 RegisterToRing.com.

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 flamia.angeltree@uss.salvationarmy.org or 305-637-6700 for more information.

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 flamia.appletree.uss.salvationarmy.org or
305-637-6700 for more information.

Become a Volunteer

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.

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry serves an average of 250 households with bagged groceries each week.
Tuesday and Thursday – 9:00am-3:00pm

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

Kitchen

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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THE SALVATION ARMY

INFORMATION HUB

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.

LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP!

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SOCIAL DISTANCING NEEDS

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.

PRAYER REQUESTS

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.

LIFE NAVIGATION NEEDS

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.

SPIRITUAL AND EMOTIONAL CARE

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.

ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME

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.

One

Are you experiencing Any of these symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty breathing?

Two

Have you been exposed to someone with these symptoms?

Three

Have you recently traveled to a place with a high number of COVID-19 infections?

IF YOU’RE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR HEALTH,
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Here Are Links To Information About COVID-19 From Local, State, National Health Organizations:

Miami Area Command

Miami Citadel Corps

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

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

Sunday
10am to 11am Sunday school
11am to 1pm Holiness Meeting
Tuesday
7:00pm to 8:30pm Home Leagues
Wednesday
7:00pm to 8pm Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
7:00pm to 8:30pm Men’s Club
Thursday
6:30pm to 8pm Music Ministry
Friday
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

Sunday
9:00am to 9:30am Open prayer in Chapel, Sharing of coffee & bread
9:30am to 10:30am Spanish Sunday school, English Holiness Meeting
10:45am to 12:15pm English Bible Study, Spanish Holiness Meeting
Monday
7:00pm to 8:30pm Music Classes of Varied Instruments
Monday to Friday
6:00am to 6:00pm Daycare
6:00pm to 9:00pm After school basketball, The Ball Go Get It
Wednesday
7:30pm to 9:00pm Bible Study, All groups combined
Friday
7:00pm to 8:00pm Women’s Ministries, Men’s Club, Youth Games in Gym
8:00pm to 9:00pm Community Care Ministry, All Youth & Cadets Classes
9:00pm to 10:00pm Corps Praise Band Practice
Saturday
Fundraising Events or Educational Training,(announced in advance)
9:00am to 6:00pm after school basketball, The Ball Go Get It

Miami Sunset Corps

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

Sunday
10:00am Sunday School/English & Spanish
11:00am Holiness Service & Children Church
12:30pm Fellowship Lunch every other Sunday
Monthly – 2nd Monday Advisory Council
Tuesday
7:00pm Women’s Ministries Home League
7:00pm Men’s Club
7:00pm Bible Study the last Tuesday of the month
Wednesday
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
Thursday
7:00pm English School
Friday
7:00pm Prayer meeting the first Sunday of the month

Miami Adult Rehabilitation Center

Majors Gerald and Teresa Street
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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Staff Spotlight- Valerie B., Monitor 1999-present (19 years)

Valerie began working with The Salvation Army Miami Area Command in 1999 and was originally hired as a housekeeper. One year later, she was promoted to Case Aid Worker, where she worked directly with the shelter residents and Case Managers. Valerie also helped in other various positions such as Driver, where she drove shelter residents to and from appointments as well as joining the Emergency Disaster Relief team during a hurricane.

Born and raised in Miami Gardens, Valerie is no stranger to the difficulties surrounding this neighborhood including drugs, poverty and gun violence.

One year ago, Valerie’s son Tyquan Malik Ham was shot and killed in front of her home. This was a very difficult time for Valerie and she views her work with The Salvation Army as therapy.

“Having the opportunity to see people walk away happy makes me happy. The compassionate clients that I speak with, helps me “Valerie Says.

Valerie also spends a lot of time helping out in the food pantry filling boxes and distributing them to clients.

“I know the situation of people not having food. As a single mother I know how it is.”

In addition to her busy workload, Valerie is currently raising a four-year-old child. She relies on The Salvation Army’s Apple Tree program to assist her with this.

Marie first came to The Salvation Army Miami Area Command in July 2018.

Originally from Haiti, Marie grew up in a community where they

practiced “voodoo ceremonies.” Marie began attending Church

regularly and accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior.

When Marie recently moved to Miami, she had been sharing an

apartment with her sister. One day they had a disagreement, and

Marie was told to leave. There were other family members

that Marie could have stayed with; however, she did not want to be around voodoo worship. “Every time I stayed with my family, if I opened my bible they would turn out the lights” says Marie. “For the first time ever at The Salvation Army, I can sleep with both eyes closed” says Marie.

Since coming to The Salvation Army, Marie has had many blessings. She has been reunited with her children and received three job offers. Additionally, Marie’s case manager Ana encouraged her to enroll in classes to obtain her security license. Having this license has allowed Marie to apply for jobs earning a higher wage and for that she is truly thankful. “I love The Salvation Army. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have a place to stay. Here I can take out my bible and pray without having any fear. I love the Church services on Sundays and everyone here is so nice” says Marie.

Marie has finally found peace at The Salvation Army. She is extremely motivated to continue moving forward in a positive way and we are certain God will be on her side.

Katrina came to our shelter in April 2018 after her husband lost his job due to an illness that landed him in the hospital. Katrina and her four children tried to hang on for as long as they could but were not able to pay the rent and wound up homeless. They first began staying in hotels and their car, finally they were referred to The Salvation Army Miami Area Command.

Shortly after arriving at The Salvation Army, Katrina got a job and began working full time hours. Katrina has been overjoyed about not having to worry about providing three meals a day for herself and her four children. “I can’t believe how difficult it is to find a shelter willing to take an entire family with both mom and dad. It’s been an enormous blessing to have our family stay together” says Katrina.

Katrina was assigned a case manager, Rosa who also made a huge impact on Katrina and her family’s life. “Rosa was very understanding and gave me the courage and hope I needed to stay positive” says Katrina.

Katrina was recently notified that she was approved for housing and is looking forward to a fresh start. “I couldn’t have done this without The Salvation Army. All of our money would have gone into hotels.” Katrina still plans on visiting The Salvation Army and hopes one day to give back to the organization that saved her life.

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