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As long as there’s The Salvation Army, there’s no such thing as no place to go.

From emergency shelter to long-term housing assistance, The Salvation Army provides a wide array of services to those facing life on the streets.

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Homelessness can happen to anyone.

With one in six people living in poverty today, housing insecurity is not limited to a certain “type” of person.


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The Salvation Army serves displaced men, women, and children 365 days a year through:

Homeless Shelters

For those with no place to go or in need of emergency shelter, local Salvation Army homeless shelters provide a warm, safe place for men, women, and – whenever possible – families to stay. In cities where we do not operate homeless shelters, we offer financial assistance to cover emergency overnight housing costs or refer those facing housing and food insecurity to partner programs with emergency shelter services.

See how a Des Moines, Iowa homeless program helped support Olympic bobsledder Lolo Jones and her family.

Transitional Housing

Our transitional housing programs offer hope to the temporarily displaced, chronically homeless population, and many young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. For those experiencing a recent eviction, domestic breakup, addiction issue, or any other housing crisis, our temporary shelters provide homeless individuals with food and lodging while equipping them with the resources and support needed to regain stability.

See what a big difference this San Francisco Salvation Army’s transitional housing is making in the lives of former foster children and chronically homeless veterans.

 Permanent Supportive Housing

The Salvation Army’s long-term housing services range from supportive facilities for the elderly and affordable housing programs for low-income seniors to apartment assistance for vulnerable young adults and dedicated living complexes for homeless adults and families. Across our thousands of local branches, we assist those on fixed incomes, those struggling to rise above the poverty line, and those fighting to give their kids a safe place to call home. 

See how the elderly are making the most of their fixed incomes with assistance from their Houston Salvation Army.

 Re-Entry Resources

In addition to providing food and lodging, our centers offer educational support, counseling and vocational services to homeless people, destitute individuals and families, and vulnerable youth. Our dedicated on-site caseworkers equip clients to embrace responsibility, meet goals, and gain self-sufficiency. In fact, even after residents secure permanent housing, we continue to help them maintain stability via emergency food and utility assistance.

See how we equip clients like Tom Ryan with the resources needed to secure housing, a job, and long-term stability.  

About 15% of all homeless people are considered “chronically homeless.”

The hottest and coldest months of the year are most difficult for this segment of society.

A $100 donation to The Salvation Army can provide three nights of shelter for someone in need.

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Veterans are exceptionally vulnerable to homelessness.

About 8% of the homeless population is composed of veterans.

A $100 donation to The Salvation Army can provide three nights of shelter for a soldier in need.

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Kids don’t always have a place to call home.

Every year, one out of 30 kids experiences homelessness.

A $100 donation to The Salvation Army can provide three nights of shelter for a child.

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We welcome anyone in need.

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.

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Salvation Army programs and services vary with local needs. For information on specific programs and locations, contact your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center by using the location search.

 

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