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Gwinnett County Salvation Army assistance programs.

The Salvation Army in Gwinnett County can provide assistance to families in an emergency, and it is well known for its readiness to help people in their time of need. They can provide limited amounts of financial assistance for paying utility bills or rent. There are free items such as school supplies, holiday food baskets or Christmas toys, social services in the Lawrenceville or Duluth area, case management and other financial aid from the Salvation Army for paying bills. All of this is offered in a confidential and compassionate way.

Financial assistance for bills, housing, and basic needs

The Salvation Army operates Financial Emergency Services Centers in the Atlanta region, including in Gwinnett and Lawrenceville. Almost all of the aid provided is focused on so called sustaining assistance and homeless prevention. The agency can help when people have used up all other resources, and who have no other options available to them.

Each day throughout Metro Atlanta, The Salvation Army Financial Emergency Services Centers provide emergency and life-sustaining assistance with food, clothing, rent/mortgage, utilities, school supplies and furniture to individuals and families facing a financial crisis.

The Salvation Army and their Financial Emergency Services Center in Gwinnett County accepts appointments for those who need assistance in dealing with a crisis or emergency. The organization can also direct or refer people to other Metro Area resources in Atlanta.

The center does its best to provide homeless prevention by issuing rent or mortgage assistance. Meals and food can be offered from soup kitchens and a food pantry. Clothing for work or school may be available too from thrift stores and closing closets. They do their best to help all who need it. Appointments can be made Monday to Friday at your local Gwinnett County Salvation Army center.

Project SHARE is a cooling and utility bill assistance program that is sponsored by the Salvation Army Financial Services Centers as well as Georgia Power. Gwinnett County residents who are faced with a disconnection of their utilities may be able to apply for and receive emergency financial aid in order to keep their power on. Hundreds of local families and individuals benefit from Project SHARE every year. Read kore on Georgia utility assistance.




In addition to helping prevent a shut off, The Salvation Army's Project Hope and SHARE programs assist qualified low income families and individuals in Georgia who have been overwhelmed by a crisis. For example, people impacted by a job layoff, an illness, a house fire, or any other verifiable catastrophic event may receive emergency financial assistance.

To further expand on the resources above, Project SHARE provides emergency assistance to those who are struggling, seniors, and maybe even your neighbors. Aid is for those who need help with paying for basic necessities, including food, housing, food, utility services, and medical care. The program will prioritize for the elderly, the disabled, the unemployed, the sick and others who are experiencing an unplanned financial hardship.

Cooling bill assistance may be provided too. This can include items such as fans or air conditioners, or possibly limited amounts of financial assistance for paying bills. Aid is focused on the most vulnerable. Read more on free fans and AC units Gwinnett County.

Food, Holiday and Grocery Assistance can help struggling families. Support can help the low income in Gwinnett County keep food on their table. Families who need to know where their next meal is coming from, as well as hungry people, are also welcome to take advantage of the Salvation Army food assistance programs and resources. The organization has many soup kitchens and food pantries in the region. In addition, in some areas and regions, prepared holiday (Christmas and Thanksgiving) meals are delivered to those seniors, homebound, or shut-ins.

Holiday assistance and events are provided. The Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas times provide a sense of tradition and joy to people, regardless of their background or age. When times are difficult, acknowledging and celebrating holiday customs may provide a sense of relief and peace to those who are facing challenging times. The Gwinnett County Salvation Army endeavors to spread hope year-round to the less fortunate while also acknowledging national and religious holidays.





One of the services provided is Angel Tree. Local businesses, individuals, and non-profits provide free gifts, toys, clothing, and items to children from less fortunate families. Seniors may also apply for the Angel Tree program. Many of the items distributed are personalized, and the goal is to help those children and seniors who would otherwise receive very little or nothing during the Christmas or holiday seasons. The Salvation Army assists needy children, infants and teenagers to ensure that the hardship that the family is experiencing is not suffered by their children.

Applying to Salvation Army services in Gwinnett County

The address of the main Salvation Army center in Gwinnett County is 3455 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044, phone  (770) 724-1677. Another location (mostly a thrift store) is at 3825 Venture Dr, Duluth, GA 30096. Call (770) 623-0943


By Jon McNamara


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