2021-2022 Field Goals for Charity

This year’s selected charity is The Salvation Army! Congratulations and thank you for your great work in our community!

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

What They Do

Meet human needs without discrimination

Assist approximately 30 million Americans annually

Serve in 131 countries around the globe

Over 1.8 million members consisting of officers, soldiers, and adherents

Pursuing their mission since 1865

The Salvation Army Programs

Get help with everything from your most basic needs to outlining a path to long-term stability at one of our eight Worship and Service Centers or seven social service offices in the Twin Cities (find a location near you). All of these locations have staff members available to discuss a wide range of needs from rent or utility assistance to transportation and food help (learn where you can get food help). We provide thousands of meals every single day through our hot meal programs and food shelves. Many of our food shelves also provide hygiene items. We also offer seasonal help like school supplies, winter wear (Coats for Kids) and toys at Christmas.

Many otheir service centers provide housing help through rent assistance. Additionally, about 350 people each night rely on The Salvation Army for a warm bed at one of our emergency, transitional or permanent-supportive housing programs.

Emergency Housing

Emergency housing is exactly that, a temporary, one-night-at-a-time place to sleep safely. It’s a starting point where people in need can begin the process of stability and healing. Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis offers emergency housing for single adults and Booth Brown House in St. Paul is for young adults ages 18-21.

Transitional Housing

The Salvation Army also offer previously homeless people stable, transitional housing and crisis support for up to two years at our housing facilities. Harbor Light Center has units for single men and women, including options reserved for veterans. The Foyer housing program at Booth Brown House has 10 transitional, efficiency apartments for young people ages 16-25. We also help people transition to market-rate housing or housing supported by the government or other nonprofit agencies.

Permanent-Supportive Housing

While low-cost housing is an important piece of the puzzle, many people also need long-term support and guidance from trained case workers. That is what their permanent-supportive housing does. While guests can stay in these housing units as long as they’d like, our goal is to get them to a place of stability. HOPE Harbor is a 96-unit efficiency apartment building in Minneapolis for low-income single adults and the chronically homeless. Booth Manor is a 10-story apartment building for low-income seniors. Our Foyer housing program at Booth Brown House also has 25 permanent-supportive apartments for young adults ages 18-25. While we specialize broadly in care for singles, there are 16 family units in the north metro area for Sherburne County and Wright County. Harvest Hills is a community of eight townhouses for families struggling with medical challenges.

Seven of the Twin Cities Salvation Army Worship and Service Centers have after-school programs, evening church programs and summer day camps for youth. We also offer child care at the King Family Child Development Center (401 7th St. W. in St. Paul). For graduating high school seniors, the annual Linden Scholarship provides financial support to remove barriers to continued education.

For men in the grip of drug and alcohol addiction, the Adult Rehabilitation Center (900 N. 4th St., Minneapolis) offers a Christian-focused, six to 12 month work therapy program.

During natural disasters, police actions and three-alarm fires, Salvation Army staff and volunteers are called on by local officials to give help to emergency responders and survivors. They specialize in providing meals to the masses, but are ready to help as various needs arise. They need compassionate people, like you, to join their disaster volunteer team.

The Salvation Army Community Care Ministry comes to you – friendship and encouragement right in your home. They can also visit during your stay in a hospital, nursing home or other institution. Many locations in the Twin Cities offer special group fellowship opportunities such as Forever 50s for seniors, group prayer meetings or counseling for specific difficulties. When you or your loved one needs just a little help with day-to-day tasks, our Adult Day Center in Maplewood can help maintain independence while also meeting needs and providing social interaction.

Salvation Army officers are ordained pastors who lead worship at our Twin Cities Worship and Service Centers each Sunday (find a location near you). The centers offer spiritual programming for all ages during the week. Our staff can also help you work through any season in life – spiritual or emotional. They offer advice based on God’s word and will pray with you for the strength to press on.

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