The Salvation Army offers an extensive number of emergency assistance programs and services for Pinal County residents. The non-profit tries to meet needs of all types, including basic financial needs, physical issues, mental challenges, holiday aid, and they provide extensive social support and spirituality. Some examples of the social services administered are below.
Rental and mortgage assistance is offered to people who are faced with a crisis and who meet other qualifications. The Salvation Army housing/rental/mortgage assistance program was created to help tenants and homeowners in Pinal who cannot afford their monthly payment due to an emergency or crisis that is out of their control and not of their doing. It is also a homeless prevention program, and the emergency aid can help prevent eviction. Importantly it will give stability to those who are struggling in a time of crisis. A qualifying low income individual/family can receive financial assistance if they have an eviction notice. Funds can also help pay first month`s rent.
Shelter and Emergency Lodging is offered by the Pinal County Salvation Army. This crisis program provides assistance to those families, single parents, and individuals in need of temporary shelter. A qualifying family or individual may even be provided with lodging at a local motel or hotel if they have no other options. This lodging program is intended for emergency situations only, and is offered as a last resort. People only get temporary shelter, and it is very short term in nature.
Utility bill assistance is for those faced with a financial hardship. The Salvation Army utility assistance program can offer emergency relief for those who are experiencing a crisis in Pinal County and who cannot pay their monthly energy bills. A qualifying individual or family can be assisted with preventing service interruption of their power.
Other social services are available. Some of these so called miscellaneous services include free food, furniture, clothing, and prescription medication assistance. Services are limited, and are only offered if funding is available.
Eye Care/Vision Assistance may even be offered! The Salvation Army, through collaborate efforts with the participating optometrists in Pinal County Arizona that are associated with Vision USA, provides assistance to people in need of low cost eye exams and affordable prescription glasses or contact lenses.
Programs for children include Corps Cadets. This is a leadership development program for youth that contains components of other leadership projects. It is offered by the Salvation Army for members of the community. Another service is YPL, which is a Youth group that meets twice per month annually. It was designed for young adults and teens. Programs for children are wide ranging.
Women`s assistance and ministries are offered. It is provided from a program called Home League. This Salvation Army program offers a wide variety of activities including educational topics, worship, parties, information on government resources such as WIC, and group outings.
GED Program and Computer Learning Lab was created to strengthen skills towards obtaining a high school GED. The classes are offered in Pinal County, and students can work at their own pace. In addition, tutoring and guidance can be provided every step of the way. A computer lab may also be used for educational purposes, job searches, and resume creation. The Homework Club can help students as well.
The Salvation Army supports people and families in Arizona City, Casa Grande, Coolidge, 11 Mile Corner, Eloy, Maricopa, Picacho, Stanfield, and Toltec Arizona.
The main center is at 1333 N. Center Ave., Casa Grande, Arizona 85222. Call (520) 421-4480. Social Services and emergency aid is offered by appointment only, and the computer lab and some other services are available limited hours. Services are offered in both English and Spanish.
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