The Salvation Army is actively meeting human needs without discrimination. We invest in our communities by investing in individuals, not only meeting short-term basic needs, but providing a caring continuum of services to the families and individuals we serve. Last year The Salvation Army assisted more than 1.1 million people in the state through social services. We offer many unique, comprehensive and sophisticated programs, which address the multiple needs that are evident across the state.
Our services are extensive and differ in our various locations. They include emergency assistance, homeless services, food distribution centers, transitional and stable housing, domestic violence shelters, supervised visitation, foster care, day care and after school programs, summer camps, elderly residential centers, medical and dental clinics, HIV/AIDS housing, crisis counseling, career counseling and job training, probation counseling, tutoring, adult rehabilitation, drug treatment centers and Christmas cheer programs. Ministry to the whole person – body, mind and spirit – are the hallmarks of the services offered by The Salvation Army. We see a need and try to meet that need. We’ve been doing it since the 1800s, and as the needs have grown, so have our programs.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army has been providing social services since its inception in 1865 beginning in London’s East End. It has since expanded into a remarkable network of services throughout the world.
Building on a solid foundation of comprehensive social service ministries for over a century, The Salvation Army in Florida offers a wide range of services from basic emergency needs to comprehensive programs that reach the total needs presented by our clients. All services are designed to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Here are a few but not limited to:
» Domestic Violence Shelters
Three Salvation Army Shelters are located in Florida with a combined capacity of 79. Counseling services are provided in each shelter. Additionally, there are supervised visitation centers throughout the state.
» Emergency Assistance
Assistance including food, clothing, utilities and/or rent. On some occasions transportation, prescriptions and other basic needs are provided. Referrals to other resources are included where The Salvation Army cannot provide assistance.
» Emergency Shelter
Lodges and Shelters are located throughout the state and house men, women and children, and families. The Salvation Army embraces the philosophy of quality care that impacts the lives of individuals and families.
» Transitional & Stable Housing Support
Several programs exist throughout the state which allow individuals and families to stay up to 24 months while necessary skills and financial stability are acquired to become self-sufficient. Life skills training is an ongoing part of the programs including GED completion, self-esteem classes, anger management, budgeting, parenting, coping skills, and job placement. In many cases child care is provided.