Salvation Army programs in Waukesha Wisconsin.
Low income individuals and families in Waukesha County Wisconsin can receive assistance from the Salvation Army Family Services Program. It provides emergency supportive services to address a number of basic needs with a focus on preventing homelessness and hunger in the community. The Salvation Army Family Services program has three main types of assistance offered. They include the following.
- Food pantry, clothing closet and thrift store - This resource offers free groceries, baby care, formula, household and personal hygiene supplies.
- Emergency financial assistance - Funds to pay heating and utility bills to prevent a shut off. Other aid includes prescription medications and clothing. The center will do what they can to help meet basic needs. Rent help for eviction prevention may be available.
- Seasonal programs include Christmas meals, gifts, and toys for low income Waukesha families. Services such as Angel Tree and Adopt a Family are offered too.
Emergency Lodge can help people experiencing homelessness in Waukesha County gain economic self-sufficiency and assist them with finding a new home to live in The program can help people improve life skills, address physical or mental health problems, and really help people find and secure permanent housing. The Salvation Army also runs the only Emergency Shelter for single men in Waukesha County. People who use this emergency lodge program also can get assistance with meeting their basic needs, including case management services, hot meals, referrals to public and government aid and other support.
Feed The Kids operates during the summer months, and it provides free lunches and snacks to school aged children and youth. It will help ensure that all children have access to a free and healthy, nutritious lunch when school is not in session. This food assistance program aims to take the place of the reduced price or free lunches that many lower income families and their children rely on during the school year.
The Backpack Coalition is organized by the Salvation Army and other non-profits in Waukesha County. The various social service agencies have united together in order to help provide financially challenged children and those from low income families with free school supplies, backpacks, notebooks, and clothing.
Free meals and food assistance is provided as part of the Community Meal Program. Assistance is provided at most three times per week, and assistance is for financially challenged families and individuals who live in Waukesha County Wisconsin. The meals are provided during a wellness clinic, which is organized by the Pro Health Care Parish Nurse Community Outreach program. There are a number of opportunities available for families and individuals to socialize and to be part of a community through the free meal program and local social groups.
Basic health care is offered as well from the Salvation Army. Clients can receive free health screenings (such as blood pressure, flu, blood sugar, etc), health advice and case workers offer referrals to free or low-cost healthcare clinics or doctors in the region.
The Snack Pack program is offered at a couple local schools. It was originally created to assist financially challenged students and teenagers, and it works by focusing on reducing the amount of hunger and food insecurity they experience over holidays and weekends. It operates when free and/or reduced lunch and school breakfast programs are not operating or available. The Salvation Army Snack Program was created with the hope that by experiencing less hunger students are better prepared for school and will also experience fewer behavioral and academic problems. The Snack Pack operates by coordinating with local Waukesha schools to confidentially distribute backpacks filled with healthy foods at the end of each school week. That was the child has a meal to eat over the weekend.