Never Miss a Chance to Do the Most Good

Please enter your name, email and zip code below to sign up!

Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter a valid zip code
People in need, need you. Image

People in need, need you.

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

   Homelessness can happen to anyone.

As of 2021, approximately 11.6% of Americans were living in poverty. Housing insecurity is not limited to a certain “type” of person. It can happen to virtually anyone at any time. 


The Salvation Army serves displaced men, women, and children every day through:

Homeless Shelters

The number of sheltered individuals with chronic patterns of homelessness increased by 20% between 2020 and 2021. This is a challenge that we are tackling with full heart and compassion. For those with no safe place to go or in need of emergency shelter, local Salvation Army shelters provide a warm, secure place for homeless men, women, and children to stay.  

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 more than 8 million nights of lodging annually.  

In some cities where we do not currently operate homeless shelters, we help provide financial assistance to cover emergency overnight housing costs or refer those facing housing and food insecurity to trusted partner programs with emergency shelter services. 

In addition to supplying beds, food, shelter from the elements, and basic hygiene resources to those in need, we help combat long-term homelessness in America by providing homeless adults, veterans, and children with holistic physical, emotional, and spiritual support. 

During the COVID-19 outbreak, our homeless shelters evolved and innovated to provide a variety of services to their neighbors in need despite the ongoing and ever-changing challenges. Check out The Salvation Army of Marquette County, Michigan’s successful efforts to keep people fed and sheltered when the public transit system was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Transitional Housing

Our transitional housing programs are designed to transition unhoused people into more permanent living situations. In many programs, The Salvation Army provides case management, child care, job skills training, substance abuse counseling, job placement, and referral to resources when needed. 

Often our facilities will partner with other local agencies to serve a particular community’s need. For instance, The Salvation Army White Mountain Outpost has teamed up with the White Mountain Coalition Against Homelessness to open and run a brand-new transitional housing program in Lakeside, Arizona. 

 Permanent Supportive Housing

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

One outstanding example is Booth Manor Senior Housing in Minneapolis, a 21-story senior residence with 156 apartments. Here, residents can stave off the bitter loneliness so often associated with retirement and aging through programs that provide physical and emotional benefits, and seniors can make new connections and friendships. 

 Life Skills Resources

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

One tremendous example is The Salvation Army of North Texas’ Home Sweet Home program, which helps to effectively reverse homelessness in people’s lives by matching them with caseworkers and providing tools that help people manage household budgets. 

 Serving All Without Discrimination

In providing its programs and services to the homeless community, The Salvation Army is committed to accommodating all those in need without unlawful discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic in accordance with our capacity to help.

Veterans are exceptionally vulnerable to homelessness. 

About 23% of the homeless population is veterans. 


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

Every year, 1 out of 30 children experiences homelessness. 


People in need, need you. 

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


How You can Help

Donate Money

Someone in your community needs help to simply have a roof over their head at night. A monthly donation to The Salvation Army can help your neighbors most in need all year long.

Donate food and goods

Many local homeless shelters around the country are in need of basic supplies, like food and clothing. Contact your local Salvation Army Homeless Shelter to find out what they might need.

Donate your time

Our homeless shelters around the country are always looking for the smiling faces of volunteers to brighten up our residents’ lives. Visit or contact your nearest homeless shelter to see how you can be of service.

Find local Salvation Army services

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.



Other Ways We Meet Needs