The Salvation Army Programs That Help

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The Salvation Army Greater New Orleans Area Command

Our Center of Hope facility has now been restored and returned to most of our pre Katrina programs which include Transitional Housing Apartments (5), a Women and Children's Shelter Program (16 beds), an overnight emergency shelter for women (32 overnight), 16 workers beds and an overnight emergency shelter for men (90 overnight) as well as a workers dorm.

We provide those who check into our emergency facility (4:30 PM) clean linens, a shower, evening meal, a nights rest, hot breakfast and a return to work or whatever it was they were doing in the morning (emergency shelter is cleared by 7:00 AM). The workers dorm is designed to allow guests a longer stay (a renewable week at a time) with virtually the same services. The cost for our services is absolutely free for 7 nights and then a minimal $10 a night thereafter.

In addition to food services, maintenance, security and administration we do have an emergency services caseworker on site from M-F to address special needs and/or refer to services offered in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes.

The Women and Children Program is a 16-bed facility designed to assess the needs and provide ongoing service to homeless unaccompanied women, and women and children in need of shelter. 

The Transitional Housing Program is a live in, six month program for homeless families designed to motivate, support and assist residents to obtain permanent housing.  Eligible residents for the program are single mothers with children, or married couples with children. 

The Salvation Army Men's Shelter provides overnight lodging for single adults and families who have no other options for shelter because of some personal crisis.  TSA Emergency Shelter also offers overnight shelter for transients stranded without funds for lodging.

The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter Program provides overnight lodging for single adult males, females and families who have no other options for shelter because of some personal crisis. TSA Emergency Shelter also offers overnight lodging to transients stranded without funds for lodging.

The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) was created in 1983 to supplement the work of local social service organizations within the United States, both private and governmental, to help people in need of emergency assistance, including rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, shelter, served meals, and food boxes. This collaborative effort between the private and public sectors has disbursed over $2.3 billion in Federal funds during its 22-year history.

Community Outreach

To better assist families outside of New Orleans, TSA has partnered with churches, community centers, schools and others to expanded its Community Outreach Program into four parishes, Jefferson, St Bernard, St Tammany and Plaquemines.  Services includes; rent and utility assistance, housing, shelters, meals, appliances, clothing, prescription assistance, food boxes, hygiene kits, social service referrals.

Disaster Services

The Salvation Army has developed local, regional and national disaster services programs.  Whether it be a local incident or a major disaster, Salvation Army staff and volunteers are often the first on the scene and the last to depart, honoring a century-old commitment to serve those in need, at the time of need, and at the place of need.

Salvation Army disaster response teams, coordinated and directed by commissioned officers and trained personnel, supported by volunteers, are "on call" to serve at all disasters and civil disorders which place a community or its populace at risk or which may disrupt or destroy family security and well-being. Whether providing a hot meal from the canteen, cleaning supplies for the aftermath, or prayer for those impacted by a catastrophic event, The Salvation Army stands ready to serve those in need around the corner or around the world.

Summer Camp

The Salvation Army Summer Adventure is a six week summer camp for disadvantage children between ages 6-12. Participants must attend an Orleans Parish schools, reside in the City of New Orleans and dependents of low-income families.  The programs goal is to provide positive alternative to at risk youth.

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