Since the late 1800s, The Salvation Army has actively reached out to thousands of Western Pennsylvania residents annually.
The basic social services developed by the founders, William and Catherine Booth, have remained an outward visible expression of the Army's strong religious principles. We seek to be adequate and adaptive, helping anyone, anywhere, anytime!
Emergency Food Assistance
The Salvation Army provides hot meals year-round for anyone in need at local Service & Worship Centers. Giant Eagle and The Salvation Army have also partnered up in Round-Up for the Hungry to provide needy families with fresh food.
Fuel & Utility Assistance
The Salvation Army HeatShare program provides assistance with utility bills for households that have received a shut-off notice. To find the HeatShare office that serves your area, call the HeatShare hotline at 1-800-842-7279. More Info
Job Counseling/Resume Assistance / Job Transition Classes
Salvation Army thrift stores sell clothing and household items at greatly reduced cost and are open to the public. The Salvation Army also offers clothing vouchers for single adults coping with disasters or financial need. Vouchers for household items are available to families and individuals. To find a thrift store near you, visit our locations page. To request thrift store vouchers, visit our social services offices page to find the location nearest you or call 2-1-1. An appointment is necessary to request vouchers.
Payne Glasses has partnered with The Salvation Army through their People Helping People program to provide Prescription eyeglasses for children and adults in need across Western Pennsylvania. Applicants should visit their local Salvation Army and bring a photo ID, proof of guardianship of children, proof of current address, and proof of income from the last 30 days. Applicants will also need a valid Prescription from their eye doctor. Please call (412) 446-1500 to be referred to your local Salvation Army or visit the locations listing. More info
Parole and Probation Sponsorship
We create a dental home in underserved communities and provide outreach education to children and adults through school and community-based programs in Oil City and Johnstown. More info