Housing and Homeless Services
From emergency homeless shelter to long-term housing assistance, The Salvation Army provides a wide array of services to those facing life on the streets.
Group homes, emergency shelters, and transitional living centers provide housing, food, and overnight lodging for varying amounts of time to those in need. In addition, they provide educational, counseling and vocational services to homeless, destitute individuals and families, and youth where family care is undesirable or unavailable.
For those families with temporal needs, family service programs help families and needy individuals with emergency food, housing, and utility assistance.
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 on this page.
With one in six people living in poverty today,
housing insecurity is not limited to a certain “type” of person.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.