All Emergency family and individual assistance is provided with dignity and respect.
Some of the most common ways such assistance is provided includes the following:
- Supermarket Vouchers
- Food Pantries and Food Baskets
- Emergency Lodging and Meals
- Utilities and Rent Assistance
- Household Furnishing Assistance
- Emergency Inter-City Transportation Assistance
- Clothing Assistance
- Community Meals
- Emergency Shelter
This type of assistance is typically ongoing and often provides the critical psychological, spiritual and material difference to sustain hope for the working poor and other marginalized individuals and families. Food Pantry distributions are held in many Corps on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis, usually for senior citizens or the working poor. The food is “emergency assistance” that sustains health to those who could not otherwise afford it.
Supportive Social Services
Most Salvation Army Corps provide basic case management, emergency assistance, pastoral counseling, referral and advocacy services.
Developmental Group Programs
Programs for children, adolescents, adults and older adults are often provided on a daily or weekly basis to sustain social development for persons who would not have access to such services without The Salvation Army.
Programs include such activities as:
- Day Care Programs for Children
- After-School Programs and Tutoring
- Parenting Classes •Adult Literacy Lessons
- Life Skills Adults and Children
- Anger Management •GED Classes
- Job Readiness Programs
- Job Training Programs
- Career Connections Centers
- Adult Day Centers