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Salvation Army assistance programs in Mobile.

People of all backgrounds can get help from the Salvation Army in Mobile and Coastal Alabama. The working poor, jobless, seniors, and homeless are just a few of the individuals who can receive emergency assistance. The Salvation Army will help people of all backgrounds, religions, and cultures. Thousands of Mobile families receive help with paying bills, rent, food, and more every year.

One of the main job placement and mentoring programs in the area is Project Able. It is focused on homeless men who are looking for a new start and who are currently unemployed. The program provides individuals with an opportunity to become gainfully employed in the community and to ultimately improve their lives.

Project Able participants receive an extensive amount of support from the Salvation Army. This includes nourishing meals, housing, clothes and needed work uniforms/tools. Rides and transportation is also provided while participants attend job training, seek employment and rides or transportation can even be offered up until they receive their first paycheck. The main objective is for each man and client to transition into permanent housing, obtain employment, and save income.

Holiday dinners are offered for Thanksgiving and possibly Christmas. The Mobile Salvation Army can provide anyone in need, including seniors and children, with a traditional hot turkey dinner and ham meal. If you can’t provide for yourself or your family then this Salvation Army program may be able to provide you with help. A chef, volunteers, and other staff prepare meals and have enough food to feed on average 1000 people each year. The program is extensive, and it takes a week of preparation and almost 100 volunteers to serve the restaurant-style meals at Thanksgiving.

Christmas assistance is offered to. Many of the same staff and volunteers who prepare and serve the Thanksgiving meals also serve food on Christmas. Seniors and the homebound may also have items brought to their homes. Other holiday aid includes gifts from Angel Tree and much more.

The Salvation Army in coastal Alabama relies on food drives and the generous donations from members of the community to make the Holiday Dinners possible. Dial 251.438.1625 if you can afford to donate time, money, or if you can help us provide this holiday tradition for those families and individuals in need.





Shelter and transitional housing is also offered by the Salvation Army of Mobile Alabama. The agency provides both overnight and more short-term transitional housing for homeless men and others. Clients who use this housing will also receive two meals a day, clothing, showers, and of course lodging. During their stay in a center, people also have the opportunity to receive social, spiritual, emotional guidance and other support like employment services. People may stay in the transient shelter for a maximum of one week within 60 day intervals.

Emergency financial assistance is also provided by the Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama to Mobile families. The Corp centers provide emergency assistance during a time of crisis for the unemployed, working poor and others who are out of work or need help. Some of the services available include.

  • Utility assistance including water, electric, cooling bills and more.
  • Rent assistance to Mobile families who qualify and are faced with an eviction.
  • Pantries and clothing closets offer meals, groceries, and gently used clothing.

Most of these Salvation Army assistance programs are served under the Social Service umbrella. Hours are generally Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Appointments and walk-ins may both be seen for assistance. On Fridays only phone calls are taken to either complete paper work or schedule an appointment.
The Mobile Salvation Army Social Service office is located at The Citadel Corps Community Center, which is at 3200 Pleasant Valley Road, Mobile, Alabama 36606, call 251.479.2389.

By Jon McNamara

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