North Dakota families that are faced with a hardship can call the Salvation Army. A number of social services and assistance programs are offered for low income families, individuals, seniors, and others who need help. Resources can address a number of needs, such as financial, physical, and spiritual.
Apply for short term financial assistance in North Dakota. Salvation Army resources and services can also provide long term solutions to your hardship. Some of the needs that can be met include rent, utility bills, housing, and long term support such as employment services. Some of the Salvation Army family services offered can prevent homelessness in the community, provide shelters, ensure people receive the free food and nutrition they need, and offer intake and case management services.
Emergency rent, financial, and utility bill assistance is offered when a family has no other options available to them and has exhausted all other financial resources. Programs can help pay for prescription medications, offer food and gently used clothing, provide funds to pay rent or heating bills when faced with eviction or homelessness, and other aid.
When you apply for and are enrolled in an emergency program from the Salvation Army, clients will be given one on one attention from a case manager during the process. They will work with you on intake, assessment, evaluation, and case management. Only after this process is complete, North Dakota families may receive rent or mortgage assistance, payment of utility or heating bills through HeatShare or the TECO Energy Share Fund, food boxes, and referrals and case management.
The HeatShare program can help with paying heating bills. If you are faced with a disconnection during the cold North Dakota winter, this Salvation Army resource can help pay your bills if you have a shut off notice.
Housing assistance includes shelter, transitional housing, and assistance in finding long term, preeminent solutions. The shelter can help people get out of the cold, or have a place to stay for the night. Shelters offer professional counselors, job placement and life skills programs, as well as of course temporary housing. The Salvation Army transitional housing programs provide people with time to locate a permanent place to live. Case managers and social workers can work with clients and help them find a long term apartment or home to live in.
Thousands of people use these housing programs. Some beneficiaries include people who have been evicted, those faced with a domestic break-up or violence, or people who are dealing with an addiction. All together, the Salvation Army may offer support and temporary housing services for up to six months to low-income families, single men and women, single parents with children, and others.
Seasonal services are always in demand. Some of them include Christmas assistance including new clothing and free toys, after-school programs (computer lab, gym activities, outdoor activities, reading circle and a free meal), winter coat assistance for kids, and summer meals. Other possibilities include school supplies for children and teens, free holiday food boxes at Christmas and Thanksgiving, as well as Christmas gifts for children and teens through the Angel Tree programs and Adopt-A-Child programs.
The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program brings joy to children, and brightens the lives of thousands of children from low income families. Support is offered for people who have no gifts to open during the holiday or Christmas time. It is a volunteer-driven program with people from across North Dakota donating time, toys, and expertise to the Salvation Army.
Social services are wide ranging and depend on the location as well as their funding. Some of what may be offered in North Dakota, as resources permit, include emergency financial assistance, food distribution centers, homeless services, domestic violence shelters, day care and after school programs, transitional housing, medical and dental clinics, summer camps, elderly residential centers, HIV/AIDS housing, career counseling and job training, probation counseling, Christmas cheer, tutoring, drug treatment centers and other assistance programs.
Salvation Army self-sufficiency type programs include GED Classes, Life Skills Adults and Children, Job Training Programs, Career Connections Centers, Budgeting, Job Readiness Programs, and After-School Programs and Tutoring.
Transportation assistance is offered for those who need help getting to a job interview. If your car is in the shop for repairs, or you can’t afford gasoline, then the Salvation Army may be able to assist. Vouchers for gasoline may be offered, or even a ride to the appointment.
Feeding Programs and food pantries operate in North Dakota. They can provide nutritious meals to anyone who needs help. Emergency food boxes are distributed too. People of all ages and backgrounds use these services, and range from seniors, families with children, to very low income individuals. The Salvation Army of North Dakota does its best to prevent hunger.
Referrals are offered when appropriate. Social workers can redirect people to other non-profit agencies that may better serve their needs. Examples of a referral can include the food stamp program, employment resources and housing.
Worship and Service Center, 601 S. Washington St., Bismarck, North Dakota 58504, call 701-223-1889
304 Roberts St., Fargo, ND 58102, phone number 701-232-5565
Salvation Army Service Center, 1600 University Ave., Grand Forks, ND 58203, call 701-775-2597
320 First Ave. N., Jamestown, ND 58401, dial 701-252-0290
315 Western Ave., Minot, North Dakota 58701, main phone: 701-838-8925
Service Center, 15 Main St., P.O. Box 420, Williston, ND 58802, main number 701-572-2921
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