Every day a Salvation Army mobile feeding unit makes nearly 30 stops throughout Chicago providing a hot meal to those who are homeless or near homeless. When the canteen makes a stop, individuals can get a cup of hot soup or stew, a snack and something to drink. But that’s not all. Staff members are there to offer a smile, hearty handshake and listen to news of the day.
“The food is our calling card,” said Major Nancy Powers, officer at The Salvation Army Freedom Center – the mobile feeding unit’s home base. “But we give them more than food. We give them friendship. We show them love. And when they’re ready, we’re here to help them leave the streets.”
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The Salvation Army STOP-IT program recently co-hosted the nationally renowned annual Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force Conference. The STOP-IT program is a leading partner in this task force along side the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office and other leading social service agencies that work together on human trafficking cases.
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(Crystal Lake, Ill.) – The Salvation Army, one of the largest direct providers of social services across Illinois, continues to partner with McHenry County officials and other disaster response agencies in reestablishing a one-stop, resource center for all those impacted by the recent flooding. This comprehensive center will be opened this Friday and Saturday.
Residents will be able to meet with trained counselors for resources, obtain housing and insurance information and other assistance from team representatives.
As a part of “MARC”, The Salvation Army will offer and receive in-kind donations. Translators will be available. Continue reading “The Salvation Army Assists Residents in McHenry County Affected by Recent Flooding”
After the rivers crested and started to recede, The Salvation Army joined with other local organizations to offer support services to nearly 1,000 Lake County, Illinois, families most affected by the flood.
The Multi-Agency Response Center (MARC) provided flood survivors a one-stop location to meet with caseworkers from more than 25 agencies offering resources and information on insurance claims, home repair, obtaining furniture, food, cleaning kits and more.
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