Salvation Army, Baltimore, Family and Social Services

From agency: Salvation Army Central Maryland, The
Resource Details
Alternate Name Salvation Army, Baltimore, Family Services
Description OVERVIEW: Houses an on-site clothing closet and food pantry to provide clients emergency assistance with food, clothing, and toiletries. Short-term financial relief may be provided for BG&E turn-off notices and rental bills.

1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: *If the caller is receiving help from the Samaritan Center, they can not receive help from the Salvation Army because they work together and the money comes from the same fund.* Provides assistance with evictions, if funds are available. Assists households that fall within the MEAP income guidelines. Will help people who live in public housing. Must have "Failure to Pay Rent Notice." 

2) EMERGENCY FOOD: Offers a 3-day supply of perishable and non-perishable food, available once every 60 days. Distributed during normal business hours. Self-referrals accepted with proper documents. Call for information. It is recommended that the potential client call before going to the pantry to ensure that food is available. Pantry available Mon-Thu, 8:30-11AM & 1-2PM.

ELIGIBILITY: Individuals must bring a valid photo ID with correct address or change of address card, proof of address from bill envelope, proof of income (when available; not absolutely necessary), and birth certificates for children.

3) MOBILE FOOD PANTRY: Provides the Feed More program offering food to those in need Mon-Sat, 6:15-7PM in 3 locations. Central Avenue at Baltimore Rescue Mission located at 4 North Central Avenue (21202), 6:15PM; the park near intersection of Lombard and Broadway, 6:40PM; and Fallsway Health Care for the Homeless, 7PM.  

o THANKSGIVING: See Christmas registration information below.

o CHRISTMAS: Offers a food basket and gift items to families with children. Registration begins Mon, Sept 11th-Fri, Sept 22nd. Walk-in between 9:30AM- 3:30PM at 3401 Roland Avenue, 21211. Bring three gift suggestions for children 12 years and younger (each gift suggestion should cost less than $30). During this time, families can also register for Thanksgiving baskets.  Unfortunately, it is not guaranteed that Thanksgiving baskets will be provided to applicants.

MUST have ALL of the following required documentation:
--Valid Maryland ID card
--Proof of all income sources (pay stubs/DSS/child support, food stamp letter)
--Proof of expenses (current electric, gas, oil, water bills; car payment and insurance, etc)
--Proof of residence (Section 8, public housing or HUD)
--Must provide the paper including the break-down of family members, monthly rent and birth certificates for all children, ages 12 years and under
--Must know the clothing and shoe sizes, and 3 specific gift suggestions for all children

5) LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM: Offers a seasonal program annually in March and April (required program for all holiday assistance recipients). Sign-ups taken until the end of February. Daytime and evening workshops available, and there is no fee for the program. Class topics include budgeting, stress management and parenting skills.

6) CLOTHING CLOSET: Provides free clothes to homeless individuals and families.

7) FUEL FUND: Assists individuals with applying for the Fuel Fund at this location. Call to set up an appointment.

ELIGIBILITY EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018
                Monthly             Annually
1            $2,010.00            $24,120.00
2            $2,707.00            $32,480.00
3            $3,403.00            $40,840.00
4            $4,100.00            $49,200.00
5            $4,797.00            $57,560.00
6            $5,493.00            $65,920.00
For each additional person, add $696 monthly and $8,360 annually. 

8) DONATIONS: Accepts new toys and new clothing year round. Will pick up or client can drop off at 3800 Buena Vista Ave, MD 21211 after December 1st.
Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Baltimore County
Hours Of Operation Closed 12-1PM for lunch.

Mon: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Eligibility Adults living in Baltimore City or County.
Program Fees None.
Application Process Call for information or to schedule an appointment. Will also accept walk-ins.
Documents Required Fuel Fund assistance, individuals must bring MEAP benefit letter showing that they have applied during the current fiscal year and proof of need (BGE turn-off notice). Eviction prevention, must bring "Failure to Pay Rent Notice."
Volunteer Requirements 18 and older.
Volunteer Duties Needed to sort and stock food pantry, and to assist with the holiday program as bell ringers, or to sort donations, and to serve as stocking stuffers. Volunteers are needed for the evening "Feed More Van Service" to people who are homeless. Senior volunteers are also needed for intake/triage work in the office. Call the Volunteer Coordinator, Peggy Vick, for more information.
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Contact Information
Fax Number 410-347-9949
Main 410-783-2920
Main Contact Name
Main Contact Title
Main Contact Phone
Main Contact Email Address
Director or Senior Administrator Name Connie Wise
Director or Senior Administrator Title Director of Program Services
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 410-783-2920
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address
Sites offering this Program 814 Light Street