Capt. Bersabe Vera
2900 W. 127th Street (Burr Oak)
Blue Island, IL 60406
The Salvation Army Cross Generations in Blue Island has been serving the community for more than a decade. In recent years, we have been able to upgrade to a new building that is not only more spacious but designed specifically to meet the needs of our fellow neighbors. We are glad and proud ourselves for being the largest organization in the U.S. serving people in need. From physical and financial needs to emotional and spiritual needs, we look at our ministry from a holistic point of view, serving individuals as a whole. In addition, we have created safe spaces to welcome and receive the young and old. From sports activities to meals for seniors, we welcome people to come and benefit from all the services we provide to the community.
The Salvation Army’s Vision Statement
The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division and Corps Community Centers are fully equipped and empowered Army of Christ’s followers passionately and effectively engaged in holistic ministries that are restoring people spiritually, emotionally and physically.
The Salvation Army Cross Generations – Blue Island, IL
The 35,000-square-foot building is specifically designed for cross-generational programs to serve Blue Island youth and seniors. Programs will reflect Blue Island’s great diversity. The building additionally houses wonderful rentable spaces and services – a library, high school-size gym, a climbing wall, pool tables, table games, and a computer center with free Wi-Fi are part of the rich offerings. Additionally, the center has a food pantry for people needing assistance with groceries, a senior drop-in center that serves lunch, and mentoring programs for youth.