A goal of the Salvation Army is to meet the basic needs of the less fortunate and all who come seeking help. Some of the assistance in the Trumbull and Ashtabula County Ohio area can include free food from a pantry, clothes, shelter, and holiday assistance. Limited financial assistance for bills or rent may be available in a crisis.
The working poor, seniors, and children with families are the main focus. The organization will often require individuals to participate in case management type services and be on the path to self-sufficiency. They try to enact permanent change of those seeking help.
Providing cash assistance for basic needs is sometimes available. One of the goals of the Salvation Army is to prevent homelessness, so funds can be issued for expenses such as rent or paying different types of utility bills. Both of those will cause an individual to be evicted if they are not paid on time. Case managers from the Salvation Army in Trumbull County will work with clients in order to address the basic needs of housing and shelter.
Some of the other social services and programs offered include the following. Learning Experience, Day Camp, Corps Cadets, Adult Bible Study, Community Care Ministry, and a Women's Group.
There are some seasonal resources as well. For example, in addition to what is above, many low income clients receive additional financial assistance around the holidays or winter. This is often because their expenses and the demand is higher than. The funds can help people meet basic needs. The Salvation Army may have vouchers for paying utilities, rent, heating bills and grocery store/food pantry items.
A thrift store in the region will allow people of all incomes to shop, save money, and make a difference. The main purpose of the Family Thrift Stores is to both sell affordable goods to the population and also raise money to pay for their charitable work. Every dollar generated and raised by the Family Stores is used to fund various assistance programs and centers. Not only that, but the Salvation Army thrift stores provide employment opportunities for the general public in counties and towns such as Ashtabula.
Another key service are the food pantries and feeding sites. Boxes of groceries and/or a free hot meal may be served. Thousands of people from the region use the services of the Salvation Army pantries every year.
Some of the gently used items you may find at the Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores include Men's Clothing, Furniture, Women's and Children Clothing, End Tables, Cups and Dishes, Kitchen Appliances, Baby Clothing & Accessories, Beds/Mattress, Lamps and more.
Holiday assistance is wide ranging. The Salvation Army and its case workers try to ensure that everyone from the Ohio community feels the special magic that is the Holiday season, and they especially want children to enjoy it. So each and every year families from the region are given the opportunity to receive free Christmas and Thanksgiving Assistance through the Salvation Army of Trumbull County.
The non-profit will provide hundreds of local children, families, seniors and individuals with winter coats, gently used clothing, free toys and food vouchers. This is available from the Christmas Distribution, Angel Tree and Adopt-A-Family programs.
Through the various services such as Angel Tree, Christmas Distribution, the above mentioned Adopt-A-Family and other Ohio Christmas programs, generous people are able to actively participate. They are empowered and have the ability to make someone's holiday better. So if you can, please donate money, clothes or toys and volunteer time. In will enable people to share with children and families in need.
The Salvation Army has a few locations in the region, including the Warren Community Corps center. This is located at 270 Franklin Street, S.E. Warren, Ohio 44483. Call (330) 392-1573 for more information or referrals to other locations, such as the site at 4631 Main Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004,(phone (440) 997-5614).
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