Yuma County Salvation Army assistance programs.
Find the list of Yuma County Salvation Army assistance programs listed below, as well as find ways to donate to the charity. There are as many as 10 types of assistance given, ranging from food to financial aid, overnight shelter, character building programs and more. But the list of resources will change and vary as time goes on.
In addition to offering financial help as well as basic supplies, the Salvation Army is always a way for people to give back to the community. They collect donations of canned, non-perishable goods, the church needs volunteers to help kids with homework or conduct ESL classes, need donated toys for Angel Tree, and even shoppers to spend money at the thrift store (as proceeds go back into the community).
Salvation Army financial help in Yuma County
Emergency food, financial aid, rent, and more is part of the Family Services Department. It is for otherwise financially stable families that are facing a short term crisis. The assistance is one time only with referrals given for more long term aid, and referrals for programs for that may be SNAP food stamps or equivalent.
Funding is limited, and the Yuma Salvation Army never guarantees support. Be sure to bring various forms of documentation as well as proof of need. Examples may be copies of utility bills, rental agreements, pay stubs as well as income from SSI/SNAP, etc. and birth certificates. Other support may also be required based on need.
The homeless can access a shelter, or basic needs. There may be some beds to get out of the heat in Arizona, or volunteers serve a meal or give a bottle of water. As the aid is given the homeless person can learn about stabilization programs as well.
One way to get money for electricity and utility bills is through Project Share. This is a donation service that the Salvation Army processes applications for. Note it is very limited due to the fact the program does rely on donations. Not only may it help keep the power on, but the Salvation Army in Yuma also passes out free fans to senior citizens and the sick.
The Salvation Army in Yuma County not only has a food pantry, but there are also nutritional classes. This program is also part of Family Services. The pantry is a form of more direct aid as it gives fruits, canned groceries, dairy, baby formula, etc. But also key is for clients to understand nutrition. They need to learn how to eat and cook healthy, so the agency partners with other groups on this as well. Find a listing of other government food programs.
Support services in Yuma County
Working with partners in Yuma County as well as the national organization, there are programs for the truly vulnerable. The Salvation Army assists human trafficking victims, they operate Adult Rehabilitation Centers, offer help in a natural disaster, and much more. There is also a soup kitchen for the homeless as well as other vulnerable in Yuma.
When it comes to the ARC centers, they are for clients under the age of 64. They help them with drug and alcohol dependence, and the rehabilitation is mostly free. There is help for accommodations, medical care, details on Medicaid, and free meals are provided. Once stability is in place, individuals impacted are then able to participate in a multiple month long GED and parenting classes.
Several youth programs are also available. They include a Summer Camp, Sunday School, English as Second Language for students, and much more. Students can also seek clothes, book-bags, shoes, uniforms and more during back to school season. All of these are intended to help young people grow and develop.
There are additional social service programs offered, and they are as follows. The church can help with Character Building, Men's or Women's Ministries, Christian Education, Disaster Relief, and much more. The main office is at 1100 S. 13th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364-3610. Or call the Salvation Army at (928) 782-3703 to learn more on the application process and what resources they currently offer.