The Salvation Army Hope House is operated under the leadership of Mary Moore, a longtime Nassau County resident, with an extensive social services background. Mary invites everyone to drop by and see the facility and learn about ways to become involved as a volunteer or donor.
Please visit us at:
410 South 9th Street
(corner of 9th and Date)
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
The Salvation Army Hope House is dedicated to restoring those in need to a place of productivity and self-sufficiency- values that are necessary for a community to grow and prosper.
Smart Start School Supply Drive
Hope House is now collecting school supplies for their Smart Start program to help 200 of Nassau County's kids and teens in the most need go back to school prepared! NEEDED SUPPLIES INCLUDE: Backpacks for middle & high schoolers, 3-ringed binders, 3-prong folders, subject dividers, narrow ruled spiral notebooks, index cards, narrow college ruled paper, graph paper, rulers, scientific calculators, pocket dictionaries, colored pencils, block erasers, glue sticks, scissors (round or pointed tip), blue & red pens, highlighters, markers, Post It notes & toothbrushes. WE DO NOT NEED primary school backpacks and regular pencils.
Please bring your donations 410 South 9th Street in Fernandina Beach! Donation drop off deadline is July 25.
We offer a number of year-round services for those who need help:
Free Clothing & Emergency Food
Our free clothes closet and emergency food pantry are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:30-3:30pm for anyone in need. Clothing, linens, and toiletries are provided by individuals, businesses, churches, and clubs. Food is provided by individuals, grocery stores, restaurants, businesses, churches, and an occasional grant.
Financial assistance is provided to qualified households through federal, state, local, and private grants as well as through individual donors. Availability and assistance levels vary based on program requirements. Some services are sponsored by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families. We administer ongoing assistance programs for FPL and COFB.
Emergency Travel & Gas
We are the only agency or ministry in Northeast Florida that routinely assists families and individuals with transportation funding. In 2015, 227 families received gasoline, door to door and transit vouchers, bus tickets and inner tubes helping them get to work, the doctor, obtain IDs, go home to far-away family, and more. Funding is provided by private donors and occasional grants.
Weekly Worship Service
People from diverse backgrounds come together on Tuesdays at 12:00 noon to worship the Lord, study His word, and to encourage, enjoy and learn from each other.
Court-appointed probationers serve out their required community service hours working in an environment where we sow seeds of encouragement, vision, and hope for a better future.
We provide telephone, computer, copier , and fax services, giving clients without resources the tools they need to apply online for employment, check emails, communicate with governmental and assistance related agencies, and fax out required documentation.
Get involved through sponsorship, donations, or volunteering
Each summer, 10 children ages 7-12 from low-income families experience 5 days of excitement and adventure at Camp Keystone, our Salvation Army camp located in Keystone Heights.
Smart Start for School
Qualifying children from low-income families beam when they receive their school supplies and backpacks just in time for the first day of school. Age-specific backpacks and supplies are provided by local businesses, churches, and individuals for the neediest of families identified.
Senior Angel Tree
In partnership with the Council on Aging, low-income seniors are not forgotten at Christmas. Churches, businesses, clubs, and groups adopt one or more seniors and then purchase gifts and gift cards for them based on their “wish lists”. This simple act brings them joy and hope and helps them feel that they are not forgotten.
We also serve as a host site for:
Interfaith Dinner Network (IDN)
We provide our facility to serve dinner to anyone who is hungry on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 5:00-6:30 PM, excluding holidays.
Grub and the Gospel
Saturday evening non-denominational worship service at 6:30pm directly following a light dinner at 6:00pm.