The Salvation Army's Winston-Salem Area Command serves Forsyth, Davie, Stokes and Yadkin Counties and offers a number of services and programs.
Emergency Financial Assistance
The Salvation Army Emergency Assistance Office
901 Cleveland Ave
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Director: Tashina E. Oladunjoye, MSW
Office Hours (NEW FOR 2018):
Mo - Fri: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 noon and 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Emergency Clothing, Furniture and Transportation
The Salvation Army provides clothing vouchers and out of town bus passes to qualifying applicants. Emergency furniture assistance is also available to victims of fires and floods via a voucher issued by the Red Cross. To get a list of program requirements and the documentation needed for an interview, please call 336-722-8721.
The Salvation Army operates a Food Pantry at 901 North Cleveland Ave. Appointments to receive food assistance are not necessary and food boxes will be provided to eligible persons on a walk-in basis. The food pantry is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 12 noon, and again from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
Food donations from the community are accepted year-round. Donations to the food pantry should be non-perishable. Large quantities of fresh items that can be utilized in our on-site feeding programs and are also welcome.
Our Pathway of Caring program assists with financial emergencies and will cover bills for rent, mortgage, electricity, water, fuel oil, natural gas, food and incidentals, medications, and many other needs that are non-traditional in nature. This program is part of the Place Matters program initiated by the United Way of Forsyth County, and serves thirteen specific neighborhoods in northeast Winston-Salem.
The Pathway of Hope program assists qualified families in breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Utilizing case management, a successful household learns how to become financially stable and completely self sustaining.
This is a collaborative grant program with The Veterans Administration, United Way, NC Housing, Goodwill, and The Salvation Army. For more information, you may contact (336) 245-2087.
Center of Hope
Center of Hope
1255 North Trade Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Director: Walt Cooper
The Salvation Army's Emergency Shelter serves single women, women or men with children, or families (parents must provide marriage license). Minimum age for singles is 18. The Salvation Army shelter is the only Emergency Shelter for homeless families in Forsyth County. The fastest growing segment of the homeless population in America today are women with children. The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter is located inside The Salvation Army's Center of Hope at 1255 North Trade Street. The shelter can house 20 single women and has 64 beds for families. The shelter serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, provides housing referrals, and transportation. Full service case management is available to all residents. Eligibility is needs-based.Shelter clients are assigned a case manager with the goal of achieving permanent housing for the clients.
Where appropriate, counseling includes referrals to other agencies to assist residents with vocational training, family-skills, domestic violence, physical or mental illness, unemployment and other underlying causes of homelessness.
The Salvation Army also operates a Supportive Housing Program for clients who stay for longer than 30 days and meet eligibility for ongoing supportive services. This involves the client in intensive case management services for a 6-month follow-up period after the client leaves the shelter and is placed in housing in the community. We also have a ShelterPlus Care program that allows us to provide Permanent Supportive Housing to those clients with a diagnosed disability.
To set up an appointment to talk to a case manager, call 336 777-8611.
After working hard to achieve their case management goals, finding employment and a place to live, clients often leave The Salvation Army with only their clothes and what few personal possessions they were able to bring with them. Project Welcome Home provides for each single woman or family a basket of “housewarming” goods to help them get settled in their new home. You can participate by donating some or all of these items: Laundry basket, paper towel, toilet paper, dish detergent, dish cloths, hand soap, sponges, food storage containers, Windex/bottled cleaners, kitchen garbage bags, candles, picture frames, broom and dustpan and Bible.
Donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Center of Hope at 1255 North Trade Street.
Residential Re-Entry Center
Director: Melissa Burgess
In 1975, the Army opened a Residential Re-Entry Center which continues to provide transitional services for an average of 43 men and women who are wards of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The RRC (formerly Community Corrections Center/CCC) is a facility of correctional learning and experience. It operates under the direct structure of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and abides by guidelines set forth by the BOP. These guidelines are the framework that allow our residents to change their behavior and make a positive transition back into the community.
We assist residents in planning, documenting and monitoring their progress throughout their stay at the RRC. Skills taught while in the program include financial responsibility, substance abuse education, life/work skills and personal skills. The RRC also advocates for residents to re-affirm their faith and spirituality. It is one of our goals to ensure that residents have secured a viable residence upon leaving our program.
The RRC is committed to granting a second chance at a normal life to the men and women it serves.
A community breakfast is served 365 days of the year at 7am.
The Salvation Army's Center of Hope at 1255 North Trade Street employs a cooking staff to prepare and serve hot meals daily on-site. The meals are served to residents of the Emergency Shelter and Residential Re-Entry Program.
Through the Kids Café program, run in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank, children at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs are served a healthy snack three days a week. Although this program was designed as a supplement between school lunch and an evening meal, for some of the children this is the only “meal” they will get after school. The Kids Café began in 2005 as a way to provide a healthy alternative to common afternoon snacks high in sugar and fat.