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Programs That Help
Dedicated to enriching the lives of the people we serve, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston's programs and services enable us to truly make a difference every day. No place is that mission more apparent than at our six Corps/Community Centers, our six residential complexes, our two stand-alone social services offices, our Upward Bound college preparation program, and in all the communities we serve in and around the Greater Houston region. These facilities deliver our brand of Doing The Most Good commitment to the various neighborhoods and communities we serve in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties.
The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season.
In 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was distraught because so many poor individuals in San Francisco were going hungry. During the holiday season, he resolved to provide a free Christmas dinner for the destitute and poverty-stricken.
Angel Tree Program
Our Angel Tree Program is one of the largest and longest-standing holiday gift-giving initiatives in the local region.
Youth Programs and Boys & Girls Club
At our six Corps/Community Centers throughout the region children are offered a safe environment in which to explore and maximize their potential after school.
Upward Bound & College Assistance
At the Boys and Girls Club at Lee High School, hundreds of first generation, low-income families are seeing a member of their family graduate from high school and go on to college for the very first time.
Be it in the privacy of their own homes, at one of our six Corps/Community Centers, or at one of our two independent-living, residential apartment-buildings for senior citizens, the elderly in our community have found a safe haven at The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army many times means the difference between safety and danger. Women with children, for years, have been coming off the streets through The Salvation Army's Family Residence shelter for adult women with families.
When an individual makes the decision to change their life and overcome their drug and/or alcohol addiction, many have found the faith-based rehabilitation offered by The Salvation Army a true salvation.
In trying times many turn to The Salvation Army for assistance in paying their utility bills and rent.
Disaster Relief & Emergency Response
When a natural disaster or sudden catastrophe causes social and personal chaos, The Salvation Army moves into action - often minutes after the tragedy has occurred - to meet the needs of the victims.