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Jefferson County Colorado Salvation Army assistance programs.

Some of the main assistance programs available at the Jefferson County Colorado Salvation Army include a thrift store in Littleton, free food pantry, and free holiday assistance as well as school supplies in Golden and Lakewood. They may offer additional support as well though for paying bills, rent or medical, but those are some of their core competencies.

When a family or individual is struggling, the charity and its Army of volunteers and dedicated staff members come to the forefront to help. One of the core beliefs is that everyone, whether they are an immigrant or living in poverty, is entitled to food and housing. So provided the client does their part to help themselves, the Jefferson County Colorado Salvation Army will also try to step forward to assist the needy.

Salvation Army financial help, free food, and basic needs

When someone is facing hunger, no matter if it is year round or during the holidays, a free food pantry and/or soup kitchen is available. The emergency food pantry is only open a few days per week in Littleton. For those that need help, they should bring proof of residency, identification for all household members, and income. When qualified, either canned or perishable groceries may be given out.

Hot meals are served from the soup kitchen. There may be lunch available for the homeless to stop in at to get some food. Or if anyone from the region is going through a hardship, they can drop in as well for a meal. Either during or afterwards a Salvation Army of Jefferson County social workers will also provide comfort to the client in the form of counseling or other faith based services. Or the charity may even offer more practical type support, such as information on applying for SNAP food stamps, pass out some clothing, and offer other support.

Salvation Army Jefferson County Colorado Easter, Thanksgiving, back to school and Christmas programs operate during these important holidays. The team at the charity want each and every family, no matter their income, to experience joy and companionship at the holiday. This can often be difficult due to the need to buy presents, pay for food for a holiday meal, and other expenses. So the Salvation Army may have the following. Resources are below, or find other free Christmas assistance in Denver area.

 

 

 

-Angel Tree can offer free toys, gifts, clothing, and more to kids and young teenagers. Businesses and individuals collect goods and donate them to the less fortunate.
-Free Thanksgiving Turkeys can be served by volunteers from various groups, including local churches and the Salvation Army soup kitchens.
-Other holiday assistance includes Easter baskets, gatherings for students during the summer who no longer have a free school lunch, and more.
-Shopping for low cost Christmas or holiday goods can take place at the thrift store.
-During the summer or fall, there are free school supplies, clothes, and items given to students.

Emergency services, such as financial help, is occasionally available. Using grants from the government, an annual allotment from the United Way, and other sources of funds, the Salvation Army may offer the following

-Help for keeping power and lights on.
-Vouchers can assist with a portion of a prescription medication.
-Housing needs, rather rent or utility bills.
-Basic medical care may be provided by volunteer nurses or doctors from the community. There are also many free health care clinics in Colorado.

When someone is nearing the verge of homelessness, or if they are already in that situation, then the Salvation Army of Jefferson County can be a source of housing assistance. There is a cold weather shelter, and they also coordinate low cost, supportive housing for senior citizens. These will tend to be income based units, in which the applicant needs to pay a portion of their monthly earning for their rent as well as utility bills.

Salvation Army Jefferson County Colorado guidance and support

Referrals and information are coordinated. Many of the people that work at the center volunteer, and they try to assist. For those individuals who are committed to breaking a cycle of poverty as well as homelessness, the Salvation Army will do its part to help them meet their goals. Fighting poverty needs to be done locally and all across Jefferson County.

 

 

 

 

The aid is often combined with case management and general guidance. Clients also have the option to attend worship services at the same time, however this is not required. The Salvation Army case managers want people to be successful over the short and long term, so this is a key social service available in Jefferson County as well.

Applying to Salvation Army in Littleton and Jefferson County region

To seek help or advice, or shop at the thrift store, the Jefferson County Salvation Army is located at 8214 Kipling Pkwy, Littleton, CO 80127. Or dial 303-979-0764. A formal intake process will be required.

By Jon McNamara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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