The Salvation Army is always prepared to provide food, clothing, and shelter. Literally every county in Washington, Northern Idaho, and Western Montana has a service center or service unit representative ready to help meet these basic needs. Find a location near you.
Meal Programs and Food Banks — Hot meals, food boxes, and other food supplies from our pantry, distributed on a daily basis at most locations.
Rent Assistance — Emergency funding for neighbors at risk of eviction.
Utility Assistance — Help for people facing utility shut-off.
Employment Assistance — Programs that aid in job searches, resume writing, interview skills, and transportation and clothing for interviews.
Family Thrift Stores — Clothing, furniture, and household items at affordable prices at Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores. In some cases, we may provide vouchers for especially needy families.
Transportation Assistance — Bus or ferry passes, or money for gas.
Medical Assistance — Medical and dental check-ups.
Back to School Assistance — Back-to-school support for disadvantaged children, including backpacks, supplies, and clothing. When kids are ready for school, their confidence grows and results are seen in the classroom.
Holiday Assistance — During Thanksgiving and Christmas, we provide needy families with food boxes (or food vouchers) and Christmas toys for children.
Homeless Shelters — A safe, warm place to sleep at night is an important part of getting — or keeping — a life on track.
Cold-Weather Shelters — During the wet winter months, The Salvation Army provides safe places to spend the night.
Emergency Housing — When life takes an unexpected turn, and housing is threatened, we provide vouchers for area hotels.
Transitional Housing — Transitional housing is the next step todependent living. After we’ve helped someone get back on their feet at one of The Salvation Army shelters, we can offer them an extended stay transitional housing as a final step before they resume living on their own.
Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence — A safe haven for victims of domestic violence is sometimes the difference between life and death. Our extensive program to assist victims of domestic violencecludes confidential emergency and transitional shelters. Victims and their children can stay safely at The Salvation Army while we assist them with the steps toward recovery and independent living.
After-School Programs — We provide a supervised, safe environment for kids after school, while their parents are still at work. They can study with tutors in our homework lab, read quietly in the library, and work in the computer lab. After homework and a nutritious snack, kids are welcome to play games and participate in athletic activities.
Character Building Programs — The Salvation Army believes that character building begins at an early age. Our Troops Program is a fun way for kids and teens to develop and grow individually.
Teen Drop-In Centers and Athletics — A safe, supervised environment helps keep kids on the right track. Most Salvation Army locations have a drop-in center for teens to gather for safe fun, including games, movies, and athletics.
Music Lessons — The Salvation Army recognizes the importance of the arts. At most locations, music lessons are offered to kids and teens after school, and there’s no charge for the lessons or the instruments.
Camps (Day and Sleep-Away) — Anyone who’s been to summer camp has lifelong memories of the fun they had for a few days away from home. The Salvation Army has camps throughout the country, where kids can experience the joys of camp — and spend a few days unplugged and getting back to nature. In the Northwest Division, we have three camps. During the summer months, most Salvation Army locations host day camps for kids to have fun in a supervised environment.
Social Activities — Senior Citizens visit The Salvation Army throughout the Northwest Division. Many locations offer free daily meals — appreciated by seniors who might not otherwise have a reason to leave their home. Also, activities including arts and crafts, games, and outings are available to seniors for little or no charge.
Affordable Housing — For seniors who meet income qualifications, The Salvation Army has three apartment buildings the Northwest Division. These buildings, called Silvercrest, are affordable and located near our Community Centers — where residents can enjoy free meals and activities.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation — The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center provides emotional, social, and spiritual assistance for men and women who suffer from drug, alcohol, or other addictions.
Each center offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy in a clean, wholesome environment. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society, regain self-sufficiency, and keep gainful employment. Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with their families and resume a normal life.
Veterans’ Services — The Salvation Army has programs dedicated to helping young and old veterans. Emergency and transitional housing is available to homeless veterans. And career counseling is offered to help veterans find their place in the workforce.
Relief and Restoration for Local, National, and International Disasters — When disaster strikes, local and national teams from The Salvation Army rush to the scene to help those suffering in a disaster. Our teams stay as long as needed to restore communities.
Pastoral Counseling — Officers from The Salvation Army are available to counsel those need — whatever the need. Whether it's questions of faith, personal frustrations, or merely needing someone to consult with, The Salvation Army is there to listen and advise.
Addiction Recovery Counseling — Drugs, alcohol, or other addictions can take over a life. Our Adult Rehabilitation Center is a comprehensive program for recovery.
Corrections Counseling — Officers from The Salvation Army visit men and women in prison. For imprisoned individuals, a visit from an objective, supportive person can be inspiring and impactful for rehabilitation.
Community Care Ministry — Officers from The Salvation Army visit shut-ins throughout the community. We visit homes, retirement homes, hospitals, and hospices — bringing our mission to those who can’t come to our locations.