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The Salvation Army's social services encompass a wide range of programs to help individuals and families overcome daunting obstacles.

The Salvation Army is one of the world's largest social services agencies, outside of government and those sponsored by the United Nations. It has grown to be so large because of its commitment to work with disadvantaged people and those discarded by society to improve their lives and to offer them hope of a better future.

The Salvation Army is a church, but wherever it is found, it is also active as a social services and relief agency. It has accepted this role not only because of the social conscience the Army inherited from its origins in Victorian England, but also in obedience to Christ's injunction to love one's neighbour.

We invite you to get to know the Army in Covington better, and to see what it is doing to make a difference in your community by helping to change the lives of people around you.

For more than 80 years, The Salvation Army of Covington, Virginia has been lending a hand to those in need in the Alleghany Highlands.

Case Management is an integral part of many of the programs at The Salvation Army.
Caseworkers meet with and evaluate the needs of clients who turn to The Salvation Army seeking assistance. Typical case management clients get assistance with rent or lodging, medical services, utilities assistance, food, clothing and other needs. The Salvation Army has an extensive network of agencies, churches and organizations that work through the Army to see that needs get met in the community.

 Services to Individuals:

  • Food Pantry
  • Winter Heating Oil Assistance
  • Summer Electric & Cooling Assistance
  • Public Water Assistance
  • Rent Assistance
  • Emergency Lodging
  • Working Clothes
  • Suits For Job Interviews
  • Childrens Clothes For School
  • Furniture Assistance
  • Prescription Assistance
  • Christmas Food Boxes
  • Drug & Alcohol Rehabiltation



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