Our Approach

People often ask why The Salvation Army offers so many different services and programs. The programs and services differ in order to meet the unique needs of the people in the communities we serve.

We take a holistic approach to Doing the Most Good where there is the most need, without discrimination, whether it be disaster relief, emergency assistance, substance abuse rehabilitation or educational programs for children.

The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division is the largest direct provider of social services to people in need in the Greater Chicago area, and has been serving for more than 125 years. We make an impact every day in three key areas of critical importance and concern to people across Chicagoland – homelessness, violent crime and education.

If you find yourself in need, whether that need be practical, recreational, spiritual or emotional, we hope you will seek our assistance.

If you would like to get involved with The Salvation Army and volunteer or donate to our cause, we invite you to explore some options we have tailored for you.

“We do not serve clients or residents; we serve human beings and God will hold us accountable for how we do it” ~General Cox