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Wherever there is a need in Dover

you'll find the Salvation Army. Find out how we serve your community.

Who Are We?

We are an inclusive community offering both church and social services. Anyone is welcome to attend our church services, we extend our hand of service to those in need who live in Arrowhead Lake, Baker Mill Pond, Beach Glen, Boonton, Budd Lake, Denville, Dover, Flanders, Hibernia, Hopatcong, Kenvil, Lake Hiawatha, Lake Hopatcong, Landing, Ledgewood, Mine Hill, Montville, Mountain Lakes, Mount Arlington, Mount Olive, Mount Tabor, Netcong, Newton, Picatinny Arsenal, Randolph, Rockaway, Roxbury, Sparta, Stanhope, Succasunna, Towaco, Victory Gardens, Wharton and Youngstown.

Majors Nestor and Teresa Valverde, Corps Officers

Our Weekly Schedule

Via Zoom and In-Person Sunday
Sunday School (Kids) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Holiness Meeting / Sunday School (Adults) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Soup Kitchen 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
   
  Tuesday
Prayer Meeting / Bible Study 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
   
  Wednesday
Women's Ministries 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Men's Group 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
   
  Available once a month or as per need
Food Pantry... Mondays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
...Diaper Bank Wednesdays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
...And Social Services  

Adopt-A-Family

Sponsor a family that is in need through our Adopt-A-Family program. This connects impoverished families with individuals or groups to provide for their tangible needs at Christmas. Sponsors come in many shapes and sizes. They can be individuals, families, small businesses, or large corporations. Many sponsors find the experience so fulfilling that they participate in the program year after year.

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Social Services

The Salvation Army of Dover offers a variety of services to our community. Our social service program helps meet the basic needs of daily life. We have a food pantry, diaper bank, and soup kitchen; we help with financial assistance for rent and utilities, temporary emergency lodging, and emergency vouchers for clothing, furniture, and prescriptions. Referrals will be given for services that The Salvation Army Dover Corps does not provide. For assistance, please schedule an appointment with our case manager, Fanny Torres at (973)-366-0764.

Mobile Feeding Program

Feeding the hungry warm meals on Fridays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm from our canteen. Weather permitting.

Food Pantry

Our food pantry is accessible once a month. Hygiene kits are provided upon request. Emergency food assistance is made available as per need.

Diaper Bank

Our diaper bank is provided through the Morris County Diaper Bank. It is accessible once a month. The sizes range from newborn to adult diapers. Please call ahead to make sure that we have the size you need available.

Saint Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center

For help with pet food, the food bank provided through Saint Hubert’s is available at our location on the third Friday morning of the month. Schedule and weather permitting.

Community Soup Kitchen

Our soup kitchen is accessible every Sunday after service from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for those looking for a home-cooked meal.

 

Seasonal Programs

Summer Day Camp

The Dover Corps offers a camp program of 6 weeks. This program includes breakfast, lunch, and fun trips weekly! Slots are limited. For details on cost or dates please call the office in April. Employment opportunities as a supervisor and counselors are available for this program.

Overnight Camp at Camp Tecumseh

The Dover Corps offers three different camp sessions: Music and Arts, Time Travel Champions, and Sports and Fitness camps. Spots are limited!

Red Kettle Effort

The Red Kettle Campaign is our biggest fundraiser in which we raise money for all of our programs through our bell ringers who can be found at various shopping locations. Show your support of The Salvation Army by volunteering or donating during this season. Employment opportunities are also available from November to December. Stop by our office to pick up an application!

Angel Tree Program

Our Christmas program helps children in need of gifts during the holiday season. Registration is held in the first two weeks of September as spots are available. The Salvation Army is always looking for new partnerships! If you would like to support us in our effort, please contact our office.

Thanksgiving Food Basket

Clients active in our Food Pantry can sign-up to receive a turkey and Thanksgiving fixings. Please call our office to inquire about registration during the month of September or alternatively check our Facebook page. Spots are limited.

Back-To-School Back-Pack Distribution

Distribution of backpacks with school supplies. To register call the office during the first week of August. Any donations would greatly help us in our effort.

Thanksgiving Breakfast

Breakfast is open to all those in need of a warm plate on Thanksgiving morning.

 

How to register for the above programs?

Programs that require an application process include: Food Pantry, Diaper Bank, Back-to-school, Christmas, and Thanksgiving.

Client must provide copies of the following documents:

  • Photo ID of all adults (18+) in the household (license or passport, etc.)
  • Birth certificates for all children
  • Proof of address (lease/rental agreement, utility bill, and/or notarized letter)
  • Proof of income (award letter, letter from employer, 1 month of pay stubs or notarized letter)

Contacts

Major Nestor Valverde, Corps Officer

Nestor.valverde@use.salvationarmy.org

Major Teresa Valverde, Corps Officer
Teresa.Valverde@use.salvationarmy.org

Fanny Torres, Case Manager
Fanny.Torres@use.salvationarmy.org

Jennifer Sanchez, Secretary
Jennifer.Sanchez@use.salvationarmy.org

  Call us: 
(973) 366-0764

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