The Salvation Army is the largest direct provider of social services to people in need in Greater Chicago. The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division serves people in need in Chicago, Suburban Chicago, Northern Illinois, and Northwestern Indiana. Among the assistance provided are feeding programs for adults, children and seniors; emergency lodging for families and individuals in crisis; disaster relief during fires, floods, tornadoes and other critical incidents; senior housing; spiritual counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation programs; youth enrichment programs; early childhood development services, and more.
In Fiscal Year 2013, The Salvation Army's Metropolitan Division:
- provided 1.5 million meals to the hungry,
- served 2,587 homeless at the Booth Lodge,
- provided emergency rent, mortgage, utility, or clothing assistance to 118,426 people in crisis, and
- provided 23,500 days of child care to low-income children.
The Salvation Army has been serving Greater Chicago for more than 125 years, meeting human needs without discrimination. For more information about The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division or to donate or volunteer, please visit www.salarmychicago.org or call 1.773.725.1100.