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Palm Beach County Salvation Army emergency assistance.

The Salvation Army provides both help as well as hope to the less fortunate in the Palm Beach County Florida region. They can provide emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, food and more to people with a crisis and who are in serious need. In addition, case management, guidance, and social services are administered to the low income and seniors.

The Salvation Army can often provide people of Palm Beach options. There are even resources for children such as free school supplies or Christmas toys from Angel Tree as well as summer camps. Or adults can get guidance and a second chance at achieving long term success.

Emergency assistance and social services from Salvation Army

Many residents in Palm Beach County (as well as nationwide) are one missed paycheck or two from falling behind. They struggle with the cost of housing, medications, after school care and more. The Salvation Army tries to address the less fortunate or residents in crisis.

Assistance programs offered by the Salvation Army can provide free food from a pantry, limited amounts of financial assistance for basic needs such as utility bills or rent, free prescription medication vouchers, and much more. The programs focus on people who don’t have the resources to help themselves, or who have run out of options. Since funding is limited, priority is given to those who are most at risk, such as senior citizens and families with children, or people on the verge of homelessness.

The non-profit also serves as a ministry to the whole person, so their mind, body, and spirit. Meeting those needs is a hallmark of the social services and low income emergency assistance programs that are offered by The Salvation Army Palm Beach County programs and resources include:

  • Housing assistance – This includes one or more of the following. Utility bills, such as cooling or water bills if someone faces a disconnection. Rent or mortgage assistance may be offered to prevent homelessness.
  • Financial advice – Budgeting workshops, credit services, access to programs that reduce debts, and general counseling.
  • Self-sufficiency programs such as crisis intervention and case management.
  • Public aid, such as assistance securing healthcare and SNAP food stamp benefits.
  • Transportation - Local PalmTran Reduced Fare Transportation.
  • Referrals and linkage to Palm Beach Florida non-profits and government aid.
  • Food – Holiday and Christmas meals, Thanksgiving turkeys as well as en emergency food pantry.

 

 

 

  • Palm Beach County students from K-12 can get free back to school supplies, uniforms, backpacks and more.
  • Salvation Army homeless shelters and short term housing can help those in need of a place to stay.
  • The elderly and seniors can get congregate meals, take part if field trips, food delivered from Meals on Wheels, and other support. Find financial help for the elderly in Florida.

The Salvation Army Emergency Services and self-sufficiency programs are designed to help individuals and families who need help become solid as well as stable. Through these various services and programs (including financial help), people are brought from lives of despair to lives of dignity and bruised spirits are healed.

In order to apply for emergency assistance, including such resources as one time rental assistance, all applications and components require the individual to go through an intake needs assessment interview. This needs to be completed during the initial visit to the Salvation Army center.

Case management is mandatory during subsequent social service visits, and this is done to ensure the individual maintains forward progress in maintaining and achieving goals. It helps with housing needs, employment in Palm Beach County, and more. It will help lead to a family's state of self-sufficiency. Find additional resources for rental assistance.

Homeless and Substance Abuse Programs - Each Palm Beach County Florida social service office attends to the basic needs of people on the verge of eviction and homeless people. Among other resources, they can get free food, clothing, hygiene needs and much more. Social workers will also encounter and counsel those who are battling serious issues such as substance abuse or alcohol. The Center of Hope is the main Salvation Army resource/program in Palm Beach to help these individuals.

The homeless, including veterans, can access transitional housing. This is a concept in which people and families, including single parents, who are in need of housing are assisted for a period of time. This is short term relief, and can help people stabilize their lives, reach self-sufficiency, and make permanent living arrangements. The Salvation Army's Center of Hope can provide people in Palm Beach with temporary housing and support services for up to 2 years. The non-profit also works closely with the Veterans Administration to provide housing and rent help to homeless veterans.

Angel Tree program will usually help thousands of children, senior, and families around Christmas. It provides the less fortunate with free items, including Christmas toys and clothing, meals, food assistance and more. Another program is the Home League and Crafty Ladies service. The Salvation Army is a partner, and the program provides thousands of free personal care items, clothing, or toys to the Forgotten and Aged. Help is offered through visitation programs to convalescent homes, hospitals, and nursing home.

How to apply for help from Salvation Army in Palm Beach

There are a few locations of the Salvation Army in Palm Beach County. Each social service program as well as Family Stores focuses on different regions. Contact them for information on food, meals, financial help and more. The centers are as follows.

For emergency assistance or social services in Belle Glade or West Palm Beach, dial 561-686-3530. The address is 2100 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409.

Boca Raton Area Salvation Army can be reached at 561-391-1344. Dial for information. Or the main address is 300 SW 2nd Ave, Boca Raton, Florida 33432.

The Lake Worth area families can dial 561-968-8189 for intake. This Salvation Army is at 4051 Kirk Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33461.

 

By Jon McNamara

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