Find help from Comal County Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army in Comal County provides emergency assistance to the less fortunate. The center, which is located in New Braunfels, helps children, seniors, the disabled, and others from the community. If someone is facing hunger, or needs a place for shelter, then the charity may be able to assist.

Low income and homeless families can get various forms of help. There are food pantries and soup kitchens that serve meals. If someone needs help in finding a new or better job, then the Salvation Army social workers may assist with that need as well. Another resource from the Salvation Army is advice in applying for government benefits, including Social Security benefits, SNAP food stamps, TANF cash aid and more.

Housing and emergency services, including from case managers as well as local charities or churches in Comal County, work to prevent homelessness as well as hunger. The sick or uninsured can get referrals as well. They help not only those facing eviction, but the support arranged goes above and beyond that.

Comal County Salvation Army works to both keep a family together so they are not separated from a financial crisis, and they also try to put them back together. This is a multi-step process that could last for weeks, if not months. It incorporates case management as well as financial aid or vouchers. Specifics for the housing include the following.

-Monthly budgeting as well as credit counseling.
-The Salvation Army can assist with utility bills, rent, medications, and more.
-During the stay in the program, they can learn about food programs to feed their family and access health care too.
-If state of Texas public aid may be of better use for the client, then that will be arranged as well.

Using counseling and faith based services, there is support for people in a crisis. Women or children facing domestic violence, those with drug or alcohol additions, or people facing a disaster can all benefit from the Salvation Army of Comal County.

The case managers can offer advice on how to overcome the hardship, or even place a person into Salvation Army affiliated rehab. If the need is for disaster recovery, then the agency can step in and give food, free clothing, or shelter to get the resident out of the danger area. A number of supportive services are available, either from the office or through referrals.





Everyday as well as seasonal items in Comal County are either for sale or given out for free using a voucher. This is where the programs from the Salvation Army such as the thrift store and Angel Tree Christmas gift giving program come into play.

The New Braunfels center offers assistance to families that meet poverty guidelines, or when it comes to the thrift store, anyone can shop there. What is offered at a low cost will normally be furniture, beds, and household items.

The free services from the Salvation Army are normally for households with children or senior citizens.  There will be proof of income needed, age of children, identification, and more. What may be offered in Comal County is as follows.

Christmas assistance is a key service from the charity. The two main programs are Angel Tree and holiday meals. This addresses the two most common requests, which are for free food as well as toys or presents for children. There are “trees” set up in places around New Braunfels in which donations are accepted, and the Christmas goods are then provided to qualified clients.

Senior citizens can also get help from the Salvation Army. Volunteers will try to deliver meals, or visit a client in a regional nursing home or hospital. The elderly in Comal County are always a focus, especially if they do not have many friends or family nearby.

No matter the need, the Salvation Army will listen and try to provide help. The center is at 617 S Business, New Braunfels Texas 78130-4794. The primary phone number is (830) 608-9129.



By Jon McNamara

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