EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES (EDS): Food Service - Mobile and Congregate, Sheltering - Temporary, Transitional, and Long-Term, Counseling - Grief, Trauma, and Spiritual, Material Assistance, Casework, Services/Service Delivery, Gifts-in-Kind Management, Volunteer Management, Incident Assessment, Public Information/Media Relations, Communications, Restoration.
FOOD PROGRAMS: The Salvation Army provides programs to address hunger throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. Intake and assessment for food-related program will also provide referrals to other social services within The Salvation Army and throughout the Southern New England Division. The Salvation Army provides hot meals year-round through various locations for those in need. Please contact your local Corps Community Center for specific information on times and locations.
Additionally, The Salvation Army also offers numerous food pantries to provide groceries for families and individuals in need. Food is free, but some locations require appointments, while others are on a walk-in first come first serve basis, such as those operating units that offer bread programs.
For a listing of The Salvation Army's operations in each state, please click below, including times of operation and more information.
HOMELESS SERVICES: The Salvation Army's Southern New England Division operates three shelters that serve the neediest men, women, and children who are at-risk of or who are homeless. Residents are provided with meals, beds, assistance with medical treatment and job searches, and more. Once they are ready to transition to more permanent housing, The Salvation Army's staff from each respective shelter work to help them find suitable accommodations that will allow them to transition back into their lives successfully. Each shelter provides unique services, with the Marshall House Family and Waterbury Family Emergency Shelters catering to families and the New Britain Men's Shelter focused on serving men.
PRESCHOOL LEARNING CENTERS - THE RIGHT PLACE: The Right Place Preschool Learning Centers offer a family environment for children between the ages of three to five. These programs celebrates the concept that from the moment of birth, each child is a unique individual.
Each program site offering The Right Place, operated by The Salvation Army, is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which ensures the highest quality education for children.
The program currently operates out of three sites. Since its inception, The Right Place has educated hundreds of children, preparing them for kindergarten ready to learn.
HOLIDAY PROGRAMS: The Salvation Army’s Southern New England Division provides various types of help through its holiday assistance programs. Each Christmas season, various Corps Community Centers run Angel Tree and Adopt-A-Family programs to serve people who are less fortunate from the community. Those who cannot afford Christmas gifts for their children apply to these programs in October. They are required to bring specific information and documentation (i.e., proof of I.D., income, number in household) to be considered for the programs. Most receive Christmas gifts through Angel Tree, while some who are in desperate need are served not only gifts, but also other items helpful for enjoying a holiday season through Adopt-A-Family.
Additionally, many operations of The Salvation Army offer warm meals on both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Another food-related offering includes Holiday Food Baskets. These baskets are distributed throughout the holidays to individuals and families, including: Thanksgiving – food for a Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings; Christmas – food to cover several days of meals, including a celebration dinner; and Easter – food or gift cards to make a holiday dinner available for the whole family.