Indiana Salvation Army financial assistance.

If you need help and are struggling with paying your bills or need referrals to assistance programs, then the Indiana Salvation Army is a great resource to use. A number of locations that are listed below operate across the region. Low income families, the unemployed, and less fortunate can get help and advice with basic needs. The Salvation Army can provide free food, funds for utility and heating bills, rent assistance, and other case management type services. Tens of thousands of Indiana residents use their Family Services each and every year for those resources and more, even including free school supplies, shelter, or Christmas toys.

Emergency rental assistance and eviction prevention – As funding allows, limited financial assistance can be distributed for paying rent and housing costs in Indiana. In order to determine if your local Salvation Army office in Indiana is able to provide housing assistance, whether it is rent or mortgage assistance needed, call or stop by your local center. Most of the aid is focused on people with eviction notices and who will be homeless without any type of assistance.

Food, groceries, and meals - Salvation Army food pantries provide free or low cost meals and groceries for families who need help. While most centers will provide free food, an appointment is oftentimes necessary, but the exact rules may vary by location. Some centers may help qualified or borderline individuals learn about and apply for food support benefits, such as food stamps or WIC, at the Indiana Salvation Army social service offices. These services can include eligibility pre-screening and assistance in filling out their application for public aid. Last, but not least, many locations of the Salvation Army provide hot meals year-round for anyone in need.

Clothing closets and thrift stores can sell household items and clothing at a greatly reduced cost and are open to the public. These stores are usually open to anyone, regardless of their income or financial situation. However the working poor and people with low incomes can access free clothing vouchers for single adults coping with financial need or disaster. A focus is on people who need clothes for school or work.





In addition, vouchers for household items are available to individuals or families in most Indiana cities. Many Salvation Army locations in Indiana will require an appointment and a formal application process to request vouchers. In addition, some of the services are seasonal in nature, such as for free winter coats as well as the free school supply program.

Utility assistance - The Salvation Army can sometimes provide assistance with utility and heating bills for Indiana households that have received a shut-off notice. Sometimes this may involve helping people apply for LIHEAP or grants from their utility company. Even if there are not funds available, then the Salvation Army case manager can refer the client to additional Indiana energy bill assistance programs.

Transportation assistance is another service that is always in high demand. The Salvation Army provides gas money and bus cards to those in need of transportation assistance to a job interview or doctor appointment. This is even more limited than some of the other resources provided in Indiana.

Prescription and medical assistance - Assistance can be offered for paying for prescription costs and/or insurance co-pays. Vouchers and cash assistance is available on a limited basis to qualified low income and uninsured individuals in Indiana.

Employment assistance – Some branches of the Indiana Salvation Army offer assistance in finding employment. Job placement assistance is available in some locations. This can include the use of computers and phone banks, advice from a case manager, and information on other local employment and job finding programs in your town.





Holiday and Christmas assistance, as well as seasonal services can be offered. All aid is provided according to special and specific needs. The Salvation Army provides the less fortunate with holiday gifts for children through Toy Shop and Angel Tree, and winter wear for children and teens through Coats for Kids

The application period will start in the fall, with families assisted on a first come-served basis. Once the donated toys and gifts run out then the Indiana resident will be referred to other local charities. Find more information on the Salvation Army Christmas sign up service.

Temporary or transitional housing offers shelter for lower income people in Indiana who need time to stabilize their lives. It is usually used by people who were evicted, or who lost their home to foreclosure. This housing program provides support services, case management and temporary housing for up to 6 months to recovering, low-income single men and women. Assistance is usually given in cases of eviction from a home or apartment, domestic break-up, addiction crisis, or other types of housing crisis.

In addition to those programs referenced above, the non-profit is also a great place for information on public aid. For example, learn about state of Indiana government assistance and social services.

Indiana Salvation Army centers

Anderson Corps
Center location is 1615 Meridian St.
Anderson, Indiana 46016-1834
Main phone number - (765) 644-2538

Auburn and DeKalb County
1006 W 7th St.
Auburn, IN 46706
Phone - (260) 927-9641
The center has a thrift store, sells clothing or school supplies, and more. Continue with Salvation Army assistance DeKalb County.

Bedford Corps
1629 “K” St.
Bedford, Indiana 47421-0094
Call (812) 275-5429 for intake




Bloomington Corps
111 N. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47404-4906
Call for information or help (812) 336-4310. The Social Service Department covers all of the region, and find assistance from Monroe County Salvation Army.

Brown County Corps
Primary location is 168 Jefferson St.
Nashville, Indiana 47448
(812) 988-7019

Columbus Corps
Address - 2525 Illinois St.
Columbus, IN 47201-5840
Call (812) 372-7118
Salvation Army programs and centers serve the counties of Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson, and Shelby. More details.

Connersville Corps
431 Western Ave.
Connersville, Indiana 47331-1408
Phone - (765) 825-2011

Evansville Corps
Address is 1040 N. Fulton Ave.
Evansville, IN 47710-1856
Dial - (812) 425-1375
The location supports both Vanderburgh and Warren County. There is a shelter for women and single parents, food pantry, emergency social services, back to school supplies, and other support. Learn more Vanderburgh County assistance programs.

Fort Wayne Corps
Address - 2901 N. Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1909
Telephone number is (260) 744-2311
Dozens of social services and emergency assistance programs are available. Read Salvation Army Fort Wayne programs.

Henry County Corps
2500 Washington St.
New Castle, IN 47362-3747
Dial the office at (765) 529-1303





Huntington Corps
Primary location is 1424 E. Market St.
Huntington, Indiana 46750-2542
Telephone - (260) 356-3485

Johnson County Corps
325 Market Plaza
Greenwood, IN 46142
(317) 881-2505
A Red Shield Center will help the poor, less fortunate, and struggling. More on Salvation Army Johnson County Indiana.

Kokomo Corps
Center is at 1101 S. Waugh
Kokomo, IN 46902-1736
Phone - (765) 456-3846
Centers also support the counties of Howard, Miami, and nearby locations, even including Carrol. Resources include free food, financial aid for rent, and shelter. More on Salvation Army Howard County.

Lafayette Corps
Stop by 1110 Union St. or call the number below for assistance
Lafayette, Indiana 47904-1934
Call (765) 742-0006
Whether it is social services (such as clothing or loans to pay a mortgage) or free winter coats, programs are administered. Read Tippecanoe County Salvation Army.

Logansport Corps
620 Wilkinson St.
Logansport IN 46947-2929
Call (574) 722-1979 for help

Madison Corps
331 E. Main St.
Madison, Indiana 47250-3537
Telephone number is (812) 265-2157

Corps center of Salvation Army
Marion Corps
359 N. Bradner Ave.
Marion, IN 46952
Phone number is (765) 664-6536
This is just one center in the region. There are several other Salvation Army centers in Marion County. Call for information on food, financial aid, case management, and more. Click details.

Muncie Corps
1015 N. Wheeling,
Muncie, IN 47303-2869
Telephone - (765) 289-7924

New Albany Corps, Main Office (New Albany)
2300 Green Valley Road
New Albany, Indiana 47150-4650
(812) 944-1018
This location covers the counties of Perry, Scott and Harrison. More on New Albany Salvation Army.





Salvation Army centers in the region provide assistance to the counties of Hamilton, Boone, Cliton and other nearby counties. Click more.

Clark County Office (Clarksville)
Location is 528 N. Hallmark Blvd.
Clarksville, IN 47129-6630
Call (812) 280-7608

Dubious and Gibson County
There are a number of social services run from the Family Service center and Thrift store. More on Dubious and Pike County Salvation Army.

Harrison County Office (Corydon)
Location is 405 N. Capitol Ave. Suite 102, Harrison Center
Corydon, Indiana 47112-1555
Call (812) 738-8118

Peru Corps
80-84 W. Second St.
Peru, IN 46970-2159
(765) 473-5498

Princeton Corps of Salvation Army
Address is 202 S. Gibson St.
Princeton, Indiana 47670-2199
(812) 386-6577

Richmond Corps
707 S A Street, PO Box 1485
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 966-7791

Shelbyville Corps
136 E. Washington St.
Shelbyville, IN 46176-1464
Dial (317) 398-7421 for social services

South Bend and Saint Joseph
A few sites are located in the county. They can arrange help for utility bills, place families into a shelter, and offer vouchers for clothing. Referrals are also readily available to everything from security deposit programs to school supplies. Find details on Salvation Army programs in South Bend.

Terre Haute Corps
234 S. Eighth St.
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807-3706
(812) 232-4081
Find more information on this agency. Click here.

Vincennes Corps
2300 N. Second St.
Vincennes, IN 47591-2444
Call (812) 882-6933

Warsaw Corps
Location is 501 E. Arthur St.
Warsaw, IN 46580-3003
Speak to a case manager. Dial (574) 267-5361. Or read more Kosciusko County Salvation Army assistance programs.

The Salvation Army of Lake County
8225 Columbia Ave
Munster, Indiana 46321-1804
Phone number is (219) 838-0380, or read more.

1351 West 11th Avenue
Gary, Indiana
(219) 882-9377

1901 East 37th Avenue
Hobart, Indiana
Dial (219) 947-2877

Salvation Army Corps center
Location - 600 West 81st Avenue
Merrillville, Indiana
(219) 736-6240





300 North Main Street
Elkhart. Indiana
Call (574) 970-0088
This Salvation Army center has services that are in high demand. Examples include funds for rent or food. Christmas and seasonal assistance programs are also offered. More on Elkhart County.

3240 E Street Highway
La Porte, Indiana 46350
(219) 326-5342

Address - 799 Capitol Road
Valparaiso, Indiana
Dial (219) 762-9191 for intake.


By Jon McNamara

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