The Salvation Army's Winston-Salem Area Command serves Forsyth, Davie, Stokes and Yadkin Counties and offers a number of services and programs.
Food. We have a food pantry through which emergency food boxes are available. Eligibility is needs-based and applications are required.
Emergency Assistance. We provide emergency and supplementary financial assistance for rent and utilities. Clothing, furniture and emergency bus tickets are also available for qualifying individuals. Eligibility is needs-based and applications are required.
901 N. Cleveland Ave
Emergency Financial Assistance
901 Cleveland Ave
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Mo - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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.
Center of Hope
Emergency Shelter. The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter assists single women and families. It is the only shelter in Forsyth County available 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.
Food. A community breakfast is served 365 days of the year at 7am. A community supper is also served for Bethesda Center guests.
Center of Hope
1255 North Trade Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Director: Walt Cooper
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 a voucher system, the Salvation Army kitchen also serves dinner to the residents of the Bethesda Center.
A hot Breakfast at the Salvation Army kitchen is served to anyone in the community in need at 7am, 365 days a year.
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.
Emergency Shelter (336) 722-9597
The Salvation Army’s Social Service Ministry operates several unique programs in the local community such as being the only Emergency Shelter for homeless families and single women 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. 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.
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 shelter serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and provides housing referrals and transportation. Full service case management is available to all residents. Eligibility is needs-based. To set up an appointment to talk to a case manager, call 336 722-8721.
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.