The Salvation Army is uniquely equipped to respond to both acute disasters such as fires and floods as well as the daily, ongoing struggles of the less fortunate individuals and families and has a record of success stemming from its holistic approach to providing for the needs of the whole individual – physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually.
The basic social services developed by founders, William and Catherine Booth, have remained an outward visible expression of The Salvation Army’s strong religious principles. We seek to be adequate and adaptive, helping anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Food pantries, soup kitchens, and meal programs are the most fundamental social service program offered at nearly every Salvation Army location. These programs provide nutritious, warm meals to individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. Many Salvation Army locations increase these programs during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season which are both financially and emotionally straining on many households.
Trained and experienced Salvation Army officers and social workers provide counseling services for a wide array of needs ranging from household budgeting and finance to family matters such as parenting and more. The Salvation Army not only provides spiritual guidance, but will also refer clients to other agencies that may offer additional resources for the individual or family.
Numerous career development programs provide a myriad of support for local job seekers. In addition to resume building, interview techniques, and job search skills, these programs provide assistance with online tools and resources assisting candidates in finding meaningful employment opportunities.
Each holiday season, thousands of people donate gifts and clothing items that we are able to share with children and families in need. The Salvation Army also reaches out to those who may be feeling alone during the holidays. Through all of our efforts, The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it serves at Christmas and throughout the year.