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We serve the Elizabeth Community

We exist to meet human needs wherever, whenever, and however we can through programs that serve the mind, body, and soul.

Where do we serve?

We are sincere people who seek to live out that goal by saving souls, strengthening saints and serving suffering humanity in Bayway, Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle Park and Union.

The Salvation Army feeds an average of 156,000 every single day in the U.S.

In addition to addressing the immediate symptoms of food insecurity, our programs are designed to help identify and treat its root cause. This approach focuses on meeting the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of each person and helps move many from hungry to fully healed.

The Salvation Army of Elizabeth offers a variety of services to the community from Rental and utility assistance to shelter nights and hot meals to those in need. The Salvation Army has been serving the City of Elizabeth for over 100 years and our mission is to serve our clients with their basic needs.  

At our Elizabeth Shelter, we continue to give not only a place to stay for those in need but we also help them connect to all of the resources we have in our community so they can move into a more permanent place of residence. We help them with finding housing, going back to school or employment and we are able to continue helping our community thanks to our partnership and partial funding from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) because of their support we will continue doing the most good for our neighbors in the City of Elizabeth.

Please contact our office for case management, referrals, and rental assistance at (908)-352-2886

(Some Programs are Temporarily Unavailable Due to COVID-19)

9:30 AM Unity Prayer Circle / Circulo de Oración
9:45 AM Sunday School Opening / Comienzo de la Escuela Dominical
10:00 AM Sunday School Classes by Age Group / Escuela Dominical por edades
11:00 AM Holiness Worship Service / Servicio de Santidad
5:30 PM Dinner (for family night participants) / Cena
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Prayer Meeting / Reunión de Oración
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Corps Cadets (13-19) / Clases de Cadetes Locales
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Singing Company (6-12) / Groupo de Canto
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Nursery (0-5) / Guardería
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Sr. Timbrels / Panderos Mayores
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dance / Danza
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Junior Timbrels / Panderos Juvenil
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Drama
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Coffee/Tea/Devotions / Café/Té/Devociones
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Nursery (0-5) / Guardería
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Women's Ministries / Ministerio Femenil
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Men's Ministries / Ministerio Varonil
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Teen Night (13-19) / Noche de Adolescentes
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Junior Soldiers / Escuela de Jóvenes Soldados
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Nursery (0-5) / Guardería
7:00 PM Worship Team Practice / Practica de grupo de Alabanza
7:00 PM Bible Study / Estudio Bíblico

The Salvation Army meets the needs of Elizabeth through:

Worship Services and Sunday School

Traditional Sunday morning worship combines music, Scripture, prayer, and preaching to honor God and serve as a time of reverence and reflection on the Holiness of God. The mission of Sunday school is to develop Christ-like character in ordinary people through time-tested spiritual disciplines of Scripture study and memorization, prayer, and activities.

Corps Cadets

A corps cadet is a young Salvationist who undertakes a course of study and training in his own corps in order to become more effective and efficient. The whole program is designed to enhance the value of his future service as a soldier, local officer or officer.

Junior Soldiers

Junior Soldiers is a discipleship training curriculum for children, beginning at age 7 and journeying through adolescence.

Teen Group

Our programs and activities help youth become productive, caring citizens while building meaningful relationships with others. They develop a positive self-image, good character and a healthy respect for others. By being a part of these programs youth learn what it means to be an active part of the community and that they can make a difference, no matter their age.

Prayer and Bible

Mid-week Prayer Service and Bible Study meetings are designed to be both spiritual and educational. This program offers weekly time to study God’s Word and learn practical applications for the Bible’s teachings. It also includes a time of spiritual encouragement through prayer for the needs of individuals, families, the church, and communities.

Seasonal Programs

Summer Day Camp

The Elizabeth 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.


The program consists of a sing-a-long time, children's devotional thought, distribution of backpacks and school supplies, followed by a time of refreshments.

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.

Sunday Afternoon Picnic

First Sunday of every summer month (July and August) following 11:00 am Worship. Bring your lunch and have some fun and fellowship!

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.

Social Services

For more information regarding social services noted below, please call (908)-352-7057 except where noted. Prospective volunteers, please ask for the Community Outreach Coordinator.

Emergency Shelter For men and women; open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (908)-352-7057.
Soup Kitchen Lunch served 12-2 PM, Monday thru Friday during the last two weeks of each month. Volunteers appreciated.
Food Pantry Help with groceries by appointment. Volunteers appreciated.
Referrals and Advocacy Will be made on a client's behalf in an effort to procure services that The Salvation Army does not provide.
Emergency Furniture Vouchers When possible, vouchers to The Salvation Army Thrift Store will be provided for the purchase of quality pre-owned furniture such as beds, dressers, and sofas.
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