Heart to God, Hand to Man
The manner in which need for assistance is verified and the spirit in which help is given are at the heart of Army service. The compassion and understanding shown in an emergency may open the way for assistance with deep-seated problems and long-term deprivation. Needs may be revealed for counseling, placement, day care, rehabilitation, referral, or other help.
With heart to God and hand to man, The Salvation Army in Vancouver, Washington strives to meet the basic needs of all who come seeking help. Taking immediate care of the basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing and safety is an important first step in the development of a more positive and permanent change in the people we help.
It is essential to note that at no time may participation in denominational activities be required as a condition for receiving needed services. All service given in the name of Jesus for meeting human needs and caring for hurting persons is in and of itself valued and is a spiritual ministry.
All requests are reviewed as funding and material goods are available.
This is nonprofessional peer counseling done by staff on a case-by-case short-term basis.
We are a job training site for the Partners-In-Careers, a federally funded job training program. These individuals generally work as receptionists, intake workers, and warehouse workers in Vancouver, Washington.
Responding to man-made or natural disaster situations with the material, financial, and spiritual support to alleviate human suffering.
We offer opportunities for people to serve their community as interviewers, receptionist, data entry workers, food handlers, warehouse assistants, drivers, and holiday bell ringers in Vancouver, Washington.
Giving children a chance to learn more about themselves, others, their environment, and God.
|Back to School
We provide a new backpack filled with assorted school supplies donated by the local community. Donations are welcome year round. Registration begins in early August, in time for the childrens return to school each fall.
In cooperation with the Emergency Shelter Clearing house and other homeless programs, we provide lodging to individuals and families who cannot stay in public shelters for reasons related to health, behavior, or over-crowding.
We offer major financial aid to low-income families who are homeless or near homeless to secure permanent housing for a minimum of 30 days.
We help individuals who have medical conditions that require a prescription they cannot afford and when they have exhausted all other options.
Available as funding permits.
|Emergency Food Boxes
We provide 3-5 day supplies of nutritious food for families in need. This is the most common form of assistance requested by clients. This is also the most volunteer intensive area of our work in Vancouver, Washington.
We offer bread, pastries, and other surplus items on shelves in our food room lobby. These are available on the honor system.