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The Salvation Army Social Services Department encompasses a wide range of programs to help individuals and families overcome daunting obstacles.

The grand design of The Salvation Army Social Services has always been one of empowerment, enabling those in need to change their life’s circumstances and overcome challenges that stand in their way.

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Furniture Assistance

Available for extenuating circumstances.  A voucher for The Salvation Army’s Family Store can be issued for the necessary furnishings (i.e. bed mattresses, frames etc.)  Victims of disaster or fire must be referred by the American Red Cross and live in South Sarasota County.  Proof of income, address and household composition required.

 

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Emergency Clothing

Available for extenuating circumstances.  A voucher for The Salvation Army’s Family Store can be issued for two (2) days of  clothes.  Victims of disaster or fire must be referred by The American Red Cross and live in South Sarasota County in order to receive a voucher.  Proof of income, address and household composition required.

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Food Bank

  Available to singles, seniors, couples and families.  Proof of income, address and household composition required.

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Financial Assistance

Available once every twelve months for rent, mortgage payments, electric, gas or water bills but is limited to emergency situations.  Emergency situations are justified by producing a Shut-off Notice or a Notice of Eviction.  No deposits.  Proof of income and household composition required.

Should you need food immediately, click  food button for more information