Individuals who are faced with a crisis may be able to receive help, guidance, and social support from the Salvation Army in Montgomery County. Resources and services administered are wide ranging and include food, holiday assistance, financial aid for rent and utilities, shelter, and more. Clients can also meet with case managers on self-sufficiency and job training/opportunities in the Montgomery County Texas region.
Most of the resources are administered from the local community center. A summary of what may be available is below. Of course all assistance depends on funding and the qualifications of the applicant.
Shelter is available. As a matter of fact, the location is the only shelter in Montgomery County Texas with overnight lodging for homeless men, children and women. People can get a place to stay, warm meal, and access to/information on case management services. Or use them to get out of the summer heat.
The shelters are widely available and may be for men, children, and also adult women with families. It offers both a place to live as well as provides clients the resources they will need to stay off the streets once they leave. Centers will also provide a transitional program for those who qualify. Due to the generous contributions and donations from the local community all these housing and shelter programs are offered completely free of charge to the homeless and low income.
When someone is out of options and if they meet qualifications, then short-term financial assistance may be offered for basic needs in a crisis. This can be for people facing eviction, who are out of food, need medications, or maybe facing a utility disconnection.
For example, someone facing homelessness due to unpaid rent or a utility shut off may qualify for help. Proof of their hardship and other qualifications will need to be met as well. A focus is on people who are most at risk, including families with young children, senior citizens, and people faced with a medical emergency.
Social activities may be coordinated, in particular for seniors and their spouses. This can also include educational, recreational and spiritual mentoring programs, all of which are provided for youth and children.
Family services may be offered for people facing trying times, such as an unexpected job loss. The Salvation Army centers in the Montgomery region may offer assistance in paying utility bills and rent. The center provides temporary help to individuals and families, including mortgage, water bill, food and clothing assistance to qualified adults. Please call for requirements to apply for assistance.
Holiday and Christmas assistance is offered, some of which is free. During Thanksgiving and Christmas, thousands of children from low income families and seniors in the immediate community sign up for the programs such as Adopt a Family and the Angel Tree Christmas program. This can provide free Christmas gifts, toys, clothing, and more to children, teenagers, and the elderly. Companionship is also offered to the elderly as well.
The Angel Tree Program can provide free Christmas assistance to Montgomery County children from low income families. For many years this has been the main way for disadvantaged children and senior citizens to experience holiday joy. Once a qualified child or senior has been registered as an “Angel,” your local Salvation Army center makes a promise that they will provide some form of Christmas experience for that individual. This can include gifts, toys, meals, or more. The Angel Tree relies heavily on donations from people in the Texas community.
Christmas Assistance is also paid for by the traditional red kettle. This resource is an integral part of the holiday scene with hundreds of thousands of dollars donated each year to aid needy children, families, seniors, and the homeless. Your generous donations provide free Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need of help. While not as common, some limited financial assistance can help with paying for basic necessities, including housing costs. In addition, volunteers distribute gifts to shut-ins in hospitals and nursing homes across Montgomery County Texas. Many families in the region will also receive aid over a period of months after the Christmas season as well. This is really for those residents who are struggling with difficult employment, family, or emotional problems.
The Salvation Army’s mission is to meet human needs without discrimination or regards to age. These assistance programs will be provided free of charge to those families from the area who qualify based on their total household income and individual needs.
Referrals are offered. As one of the nation's and state of Texas leaders in offering community assistance to the needy, The Salvation Army also works closely with non-profit partner organizations in and charities in Conroe in an effort to ensure all who are qualified get help.
Senior programs can provide housing to the elderly. Volunteers and staff may also deliver meals around Montgomery County. Seniors can find a place of camaraderie and activity at the local Corps/Community Centers. Some locations may even provide daily lunch and breakfast for free or at reduced prices. Those seniors who are on a low income and need an affordable place to live may be able to find Salvation Army housing units and apartments. Residents will be charged rent based on their income. The elderly will get the treatment and respect they deserve.
While there are several centers in the region, the two main locations are at 304 Avenue E, Conroe, Texas (phone (936) 760-2440) as well as 1216 S Frazier St in Conroe.
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