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EMERGENCY & PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES

By providing programs that serve the body, mind and soul, The Salvation Army helps alleviate the symptoms of poverty - and works to address the root issues that cause it.

The Salvation Army food pantry never closed their doors throughout the pandemic.

"It was amazing how the red door (food pantry) came together like that," said Food Pantry client Terrell Holmes Sr. "They came together like glue. They still had smiles on their faces. They didn't stop their movement."

EMERGENCY & PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES

The Salvation Army provides a multi-dimensional group of services designed to assist people who may be faced with the challenges living at or near poverty level.  Services are first geared toward meeting immediate/crisis needs, then focusing on developing longer-term solutions.  Programs are available to assist disabled and non-disabled adults with food, housing related issues, health insurance, mental health case management and linkage to other mainstream community resources.  People are provided with concrete assistance, referrals and advocacy to meet their needs.

Emergency and Basic Needs Services

Food Pantry
315.479.1157

The food pantry can assist families and individuals with enough food for five meals per day for five days.  Pantry staff will assist with completing applications for food stamps, WIC and other resources. Hygiene items, cleaning products, diapers and formula are available either directly or through referral through the Pantry Plus program, based on availability.  The pantry is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.  Food assistance is available after hours and on weekends by appointment. Assistance is based on individual need and flexibility is provided for special circumstances that may warrant more frequent assistance.


NY State of Health/Child Health Plus/Medicaid (Affordable Care Act)
315.479.1155

A program for individuals, families, self-employed and small businesses to receive assistance obtaining coverage through The NY State of Health Marketplace from a Certified NY State of Health Navigator. Services available are assistance with the application process, assistance providing and securing necessary documentation for the application and answering any questions regarding obtaining health insurance for you, your family or your small business.  Services can be provided at a mutually convenient time and many services can take place over the phone. 

Email us: NYSOHNAVIGATORS@USE.SALVATIONARMY.ORG

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
315.479.1136

Individuals and families where a member of their household has served at least one day on active duty with anything other than a dishonorable discharge, and is homeless or housing vulnerable.  Short-term, intensive case management to increase housing stability and supports.   Some financial assistance may be available.  

Skaneateles Outreach
315.685.0427

Emergency basic needs services for those in or around the Skaneateles Area.


Homeless Services

Homeless Prevention Services
315.479.3626

Provides short term case management, support and advocacy, and referrals for housing related assistance to prevent homelessness.

Housing Assistance and Life Skills Education (H.A.L.E)
315.479.3627

A program that works with homeless adults and families who are employed or willing and able to gain employment with independent living skills, housing location, employment assistance and financial assistance for rent for up to twenty-four months.


Mental Health Services

Community Support Connection (CSC)
315.479.3626

CSC provides support and advocacy to chronically mentally ill adults (23-60 years old) who are homeless or housing vulnerable.  CSC provides on-going support to assist individuals and families in maintaining permanent housing. Participants are offered a variety of socialization opportunities as well as life-skills workshops.  “Hands-on” assistance is provided to link participants to mainstream and other community resources. 

Supported Housing Initiative (SHI)
315.479.3627

Long term case management services centered around housing needs for men, women and families suffering from severe and persistent mental illness that are homeless, exiting long-term care, participating in AOT treatment or high Medicaid users.  Financial assistance and case management are provided to help individuals and families obtain and maintain independent housing in the community.