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Every Day, We Help Overcome Unemployment

Through programs designed to address the mind, body, and soul, we treat the symptoms of chronic joblessness, as well as the root issues that cause it.

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Mental health and substance-use disorders affect 37% of homeless men and 32% of homeless women.

Many service providers do not have the experience or training to deal with the difficult impact of these problems, nor do they know how best to employ those who suffer from mental illness or prior trauma.


The Salvation Army Helps Individuals
Secure Gainful Employment Through:

Skill-Set Evaluations

We identify the strengths and abilities of the individual for a better job match.

Educational and Skill Supplementation

By helping people pursue and complete educational requirements, training, certifications, and other prerequisites for gainful employment, we tear down the qualification barriers standing in their way. For those with mental health or substance-abuse issues, we help them find the treatment and/or medication they need to perform at their best.

Placement Assistance

By giving those in need résumé, interview, and job placement assistance, we help them find productive work for sustainable wages.

Continued Support

Our help goes beyond employment. Salvation Army caseworkers assist with obtaining sound financial planning and reliable insurance coverage, as well as helping to ensure affordable and safe care for children while parents are working.

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Poverty is hereditary.

Sadly, children raised in poverty are 32% more likely to remain there than their more fortunate peers.

A $50 monthly donation helps an unemployed single mother with kids receive a Salvation Army caseworker. Donate now.

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Unemployment is costly to society.

14.8% of Americans ? and 21% of the nation's children ? currently live in poverty.

Childhood poverty alone costs the United States $500 billion a year. (That's 4% of our nation's GDP.)

A monthly $25 gift to The Salvation Army keeps one family off the streets, reducing the chances of them using government assistance. Donate now.

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The Salvation Army helps the unemployed get back on track.

For those stuck in chronic unemployment, The Salvation Army is a refuge of resources and support. We combat the symptoms of prolonged joblessness, as well as its root causes, through programs that address the mind, body, and soul. It's a holistic approach that is creating sustainable change for millions of families and individuals every year.

The Salvation Army Works to Give
Individuals a Hand Up, Not a Handout

Watch how we work to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

Pave a Path from Poverty to Employment. You Can Help

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