It may be clothing for an individual, food for a family, or help with a month’s utilities or rent. Whatever the crisis someone may be facing, The Salvation Army Center of Hope staff will tailor a program to help prevent families and individuals from slipping into homelessness.
The Salvation Army Crisis Assistance program works to meet the basic needs of those in the community who are in need. Last year, the Crisis Assistance program helped 6,385 households with energy assistance. Because of this assistance, children stayed warm throughout the winter, seniors stayed cool in the summer, and families in crisis were not forced to choose between vital needs like keeping the lights on or paying the rent.
A 2014 Gallup poll ranked the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area No. 1 for people having difficulties securing food. The Center of Hope Crisis Assistance program helps provide food to those who need it. Last year more than 1,700 grocery orders were given out to the community through the Center of Hope’s food pantry. Local food drives are crucial to keeping the food pantry stocked and being able to provide food to those who come for help.
Clothing vouchers are available for people who have an emergency need for clothing and shoes. The vouchers are redeemable at The Salvation Army Family Store on Lee Street. The vouchers allow clients to shop for the needed items in the correct sizes.