Cecil County Salvation Army programs.

The Salvation Army Center for Cecil County Maryland is a regional operation. It partners with other towns and counties, including Family Services in Havre de Grace as well as Elkton Maryland. Regardless, the Christian Faith based group can provide various forms of support, including free food, holiday assistance, emergency housing, case management, and much more.

Since the location is regional focused, the residents of Cecil County will often have to drive to the center to apply. Or there may be some information given over the phone, and the main telephone number is listed below. In general, any support from the Salvation Army is limited and comes with conditions, such as around case management as well as financial contribution from the applicant.

Regional Salvation Army Cecil County assistance programs

There are a few non-financial resources available. They include the following. There is a Boys' & Girls' Club as well as Latchkey Program which can be a place for kids to go after school to stay safe, get a snack, and be healthy. Another is Christian Education along with a number of Worship Services and Sunday School. There is also a Music and Arts Programs for really anyone from the community. The Family Store also sells a wide variety of items to the general population, ranging from furniture to beds, toys, and more.

Cecil County Salvation Army is also involved in providing emergency financial assistance as well as a host of food and nutritional support programs. This are intended to do everything from feed the poor and hungry to offering a few dollars to pay some rent, energy or heating bills. The food pantry and cash grants are used from this Family Service.

When applying for financial help, the applicant needs to have some or all of the following. This includes proof of income (from all sources including benefits, SNAP food stamps, SSI disability or a job); they also need residency in the county of Cecil Maryland; proof of identification including social security card; and more. Any rent help will require an eviction notice, funds for energy or water bills a disconnect, and medications require a prescription from a doctor. All of the financial help is limited and funding comes and goes.

 

 

 

 

Casework Services – This Salvation Army program is based in Elkton but covers the region. For those clients of the charity, they will be given a case worker to go over their exact needs as well as causes of the financial hardship. There are various components of the case work services, and they touch on employment, debt reduction, credit counseling, budgeting, and money management among others.

Winter, Thanksgiving, Easter and other Seasonal Services operate when low income families in Cecil County Maryland often struggle. With the added expense of food, toys, and even bills such as heating, the Salvation Army uses donations and volunteers to help the needy. The options range from Angel Tree Christmas toys to extra food from a pantry, free Thanksgiving meals, and delivery options for the homebound.

The Ministries in the region include such things as Adult Rehabilitation, any-poverty services, and advocation for the poor. Everyone from the community, whether they are men, veterans, women, or the lonely can attend. All advice and support is given for free using a non-judgmental ear from a case worker.

For more details on the Salvation Army in Cecil County, as well as their programs, dial (410) 939-3535. A case worker will go over the needs of the client as well as what options may be available to them.

 

 

By Jon McNamara

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