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The Salvation Army shield is a universal symbol of help and hope. For people in serious need, The Salvation Army is a buffer between their lives and desperation. It's the difference between feeling that you've run out of options and getting a second chance.

In Palm Beach County, many families are suffering economic jeopardy. All it takes is a missed paycheck or two, an illness or a spouse who leaves and the family slides into homelessness, desperation and even possible dissolution. The Salvation Army Social Service programs meet the basic needs of daily life for those without the resources to do so themselves.

Ministry to the whole person - body, mind and spirit - is the hallmark of the services offered by The Salvation Army. Social Services offer aid to the community in many areas. In Palm Beach County, these areas currently include:

♦Emergency Assistance ♦Crisis Intervention ♦Self-sufficiency Programs ♦Counseling and Budgeting ♦Utility Bill Assistance ♦Rent/Mortgage Assistance ♦Emergency food Pantry ♦Disaster Furniture and Clothing Vouchers ♦Assistance Securing Healthcare and Food Stamp Benefits ♦Local PalmTran Reduced Fare Transportation ♦Case Management ♦Other Necessities Based On Need; Including Referrals/Linkages

All components require an intake needs assessment interview to be completed during the initial visit. Case management during subsequent social service visits ensure forward progress in achieving and maintaining goals that lead to a family's state of self-sufficiency.

The Salvation Army Emergency Services programs are designed to help families and individuals become solid and stable. Through these services, bruised spirits are healed and are brought from lives of despair to lives of dignity.

Homeless and Substance Abuse Services: Each social service office attends to the basic needs of homeless people each month, providing them with food, clothing, hygiene needs and more. We also encounter and counsel those who are battling alcohol and substance abuse. Palm Beach County is fortunate to have The Salvation Army Center of Hope, a long-term recovery program for chronically homeless or substance abuse clients who want to change their lifestyle.

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REPORT: 38% OF AMERICANS HAVE RECEIVED HELP FROM CHARITY

Report Highlights Importance of Giving Back During 59th Annual National Salvation Army Week.

(West Palm Beach, FL May 16, 2012)

The American public is largely sympathetic to people in need, but drastically misunderstands the causes of poverty, according to a new report, "Perceptions of Poverty: The Salvation Army's Report to America," released today by The Salvation Army. Among other eye-opening statistics, the report showed that while 38 percent of Americans have received assistance from a charitable group in their lifetime, another 27 percent of Americans believe that laziness is a root cause of poverty. Still, an overwhelming majority continues to donate to charities to help others in need.

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The Salvation Army Social Service offices: provides social service and support to people in crisis and need by means of residential and non-residential services and programs. As a distinctly Christian social service, it offers care to the total person, spirit, mind and body.

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SOCIAL SERVICES IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

Our Social Service Offices offer assistance with dry goods from our food panty, clothing from community donations, emergency furniture assistance for victims of natural disasters; and utility/rental assistance (when funding is available).

We may also be able to refer you to other organizations if we cannot directly assist you with your needs.

You Must Make An Appointment With a Case Worker in your area:

West Palm Beach Please Call 686-3530 x26269

Belle Glade Please Call 686-3530 x26266

Boca Raton Please Call 561-391-1344 x26302

Lake Worth Please Call 561-968-8189 x26322

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If you would like to donate to our Food Pantry - here are some suggested items that are always needed and much appreciated.

Canned Meats: tuna, chicken, sardine, corned beef, corned beef hash, vienna sausage, ravioli (any kind)

Peanut butter, jelly

Rice, flour, sugar, cake mixes, cornbread mix

Pancake mix, pancake syrup, cereal

Cooking oil

Soups, soup mixes

Crackers, cookies

Juices, milk (boxed or tin)

Cereal, oatmeal

Baked beans, dried beans, peas

Pasta, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce.

Toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, soap, deodorant

Baby diapers/pampers, baby wipes, baby food

POP TOP CANS ARE BETTER FOR OUR HOMELESS CLIENTS AND ALWAYS IN DEMAND.

(POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

HEALTH FAIR

 Available to the public monthly at the West Palm Beach Corps

2122 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409

2nd Monday of the Month 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Adults of all Ages

CALL 686-3530 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

PLEASE BRING: ◊Photo ID ◊Social Security Card ◊Proof Of Income ◊Proof of Living Expenses

For questions, please call 686-3530

 


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