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Our Doors are always open

Each Year, The Salvation Army Provides Over 10 Million Nights of Shelter to Those in Need.

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Our doors are always open to anyone without a place to call home.

We have a 50-bed emergency shelter with Men’s, Women’s, and Family wings. We are the only shelter in Licking County with rooms for families, and Mother’s with infant children. We know that sometimes life doesn’t turn out how we planned. At The Salvation Army, we have an open door policy when it comes to those needing help with housing all are welcome, and every night, we help men, women, youth and children sleep safely and dream of a better tomorrow. Please call for details and requirements. Other case management services also available to the residents.

The Salvation Army provides safe shelter to
people every night through:

Emergency Housing

Everyone is welcome to come to The Salvation Army to get out of the bitter cold, intense heat, heavy rains, or just to have a safe and quiet place to spend the night. With every bed also comes a nutritious meal and a clean shower. 

Case Management Services

We frequently talk about how The Salvation Army provides emergency shelter and meals for individuals and families who come to us, but this is just the beginning of how we support our clients. When they walk through the doors of our emergency shelters. our case managers come into the picture – helping our clients while they’re in the shelter to get through the crisis that they are experiencing and to move toward becoming self-sufficient. The ultimate goal is that they can leave the shelter and move into safe housing and improved employment.

Rent Assistance

When you don’t know where the money for your next rent payment is coming from, check our Worship and Service Center to see if funding is available for rent assistance. This type of funding ebbs and flows, but if we can help, we will.

Utility Assistance

During a long, cold winter, your heat bill swells and you receive a notice from your energy provider that your gas will be disconnected unless you can pay the overdue balance. Or, maybe a job loss forced you to choose between paying rent or paying your gas bill. You chose rent and just received a Columbia Gas shut off notice. We can help.

Cooling and Warming Shelters

In the Midwest, the weather can be unpredictable. The homeless population is most vulnerable during the hottest and coldest months of the year. Many times extreme weather can even be life threatening for those without a place to seek shelter. This is why we open our doors to become cooling and warming stations to ensure the safety of these individuals when it's needed most. We are so pleased to announce that we are part of a coalition of organizations working together to provide the best quality care for individuals seeking respite from dangerous heat or cold. The Licking County Emergency Warming Center Task Force,  is a partnership with the Emergency Management Association (EMA), and other faith-based and other organizations to support the warming center. When temperatures fall below ten degrees, they gear up for the warming station. More information will be shared about the temperature threshold for a cooling station. For more information, please visit: https://lickingcounty.gov/depts/ema/default.htm

Personal Care Kits

Due to the overwhelming generosity of the Licking County residents, we often offer our Emergency Shelter residents personal care items, and some clothing vouchers so that he or she may be more comfortable, and safely dressed for the current weather conditions

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