Enrollment Applications Being Accepted for Families with Children Ages 3 – 7
ALLENTOWN, PA – The Salvation Army Children’s Services has launched a new intensive therapy program designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of children in foster care, children that have been adopted, or children that exhibit difficulty in the area of attachment. The HALO (Healing, Attachment, Loving, Outreach) Project is a 10-week intensive outpatient intervention, originally pioneered in Oklahoma, and the only one of its kind across our region.
Local Families Learn about Basic Banking, Budgeting, Home Buying, & Credit Reports
ALLENTOWN, PA – The Salvation Army of Allentown is offering free financial literacy workshops to local individuals and families thanks to a partnership with Santander Bank. Classes are taught by an instructor with Santander Bank and topics include: Basic Banking, Budgeting & Money Management, Home Buying Ownership, and Credit Reports and Loans.
The workshops will focus primarily on reinforcing knowledge, teaching new techniques, and providing opportunities for peer-to-peer support. Families will be encouraged to ask questions about financial concerns and develop short and long-term personal financial goals. The curriculum will also provide age-appropriate activities for children to enhance their understanding of money. Continue reading “The Salvation Army of Allentown Offering Free Financial Literacy Workshops”
Plans for a new Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Command Center in Philadelphia are now underway. The project was formally unveiled to the public on July 17 at a reception at the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel. The “Celebration of Philanthropy” marked the launch of the project and honored philanthropists Stephen and Sandra Sheller of Philadelphia, whose generous $1,000,000 gift made the Command Center possible.
The Salvation Army of Berwick is expanding its Heart Smart Feeding Project, established in 2015 to provide local individuals and families with free, heart-healthy meals twice a week. The initiative also cultivates a nutritious food pantry and holds educational sessions on healthy eating. This project is made possible through a new grant from the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation.
According to the 2016 US Census, 21.4% of Berwick residents suffer from poverty, significantly higher than Pennsylvania’s average rate of 12.9%. Although residents come to The Salvation Army in need of help with clothing, furniture, rent and utilities, the most common and immediate need is food. “Food insecurity,” as it is known, can lead to a variety of health problems.
The Salvation Army of Scranton’s Social Services program is working to provide increased assistance to disadvantaged families in Lackawanna County. The program is an ongoing, vital service that has been offered to the community for many years. It focuses on the unique needs of individuals and offers holistic services and material resources to clientele.
On the day Shelley Mihalik met Catherine Ashley and her daughter, the two had come to The Salvation Army office in Honesdale to ask for help with clothing. Summer was turning into fall and neither Catherine nor Catie had any long sleeves or outerwear to protect them from the chill in the air. As the three spoke, it became clear to Shelley that they needed much more than warm clothes. Catherine and Catie needed a home.
Shelley is the architect of The Salvation Army’s Journey of Hope. The program in Honesdale is designed to provide scaffolding to help clients like Catherine and Catie rebuild their lives. Journey of Hope engages and supports clients while they develop life skills and resources to ultimately succeed on their own. Continue reading “Persistence Pays Forward”
The Salvation Army of Reading is in need of volunteers for its after-school program. Up to 70 children in first through ninth grade are enrolled in the program, which is open Monday through Friday, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm, at The Salvation Army of Reading on S. 5th Street.