North Boroughs Family Worship & Service Center

658 Lincoln Ave
Pittsburgh, PA  15202
Office Number (412) 415-1726
Fax Number (412) 415-1498

Commanding Officers:

Lieutenant James A. Poloso

Lieutenant Nikita Poloso

Office Hours:  9:00AM-4:00PM Monday through Friday

Who We Are


There are 40 Salvation Army Worship and Service Centers throughout the 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division.  Led by Salvation Army officers, who are ordained ministers, each of these centers is a church, a social organization, and a safe haven for children.

There is something special for everyone at a Salvation Army Worship and Service Center.  For all ages from youth to seniors, a variety of recreational, educational and spiritual support services are offered.  Each location provides unique programming according to the needs of the community.  At any location, a family in need can walk through the front door and receive assistance specific to their individual needs from staff who will treat them with dignity and respect.

The new North Boroughs location will assist those living in the areas of zip codes 15116, 15202, 15209, 15212, 15214, 15229, 15233, and 15237.


Worship Schedule


  • Sunday School, 10:30-11:15 am
  • Sunday Worship, 11:15 am
  • Home League: Women’s ministry ages 16 and older, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm
  • Youth Worship, Fridays 4:00-6:00 pm in the fall. Dinner served at 5:30 pm Movies and games provide a fun time of fellowship and worship!
  • Men’s Bible Study / Fellowship on Thursdays at 11:00a m
  • Young Women’s Fellowship once a month- TBA


Youth Programs


  • Drop-in after School Program: (Registration required) Homework help and tutoring for youth ages 6-12 from 3:30-5:30 pm Tues., Weds. & Thurs. -  Dinner Served.
  • Character Building Programs: Sunbeams and Boy Adventure Club on Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm, ages 6-12.
  • Teen Bible Bowl Team, TBA
  • Vacation Bible School in July
  • Summer camp at Camp Allegheny in Ellwood City from June-August, ages 6-12 (Registration required)


Social Services


  • Rental and utility assistance Mondays-Fridays from 9:00am-4:00pm, by appointment only
  • Emergency food assistance and counseling Mondays-Fridays from 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Food pantry available on the 3rd Wednesdays of every month from 10:00am-2:00pm, by appointment only.  Sign up for food pantry, Monday-Friday.
  • Financial planning classes from Dollar Bank Management Money Team begins in August
  • Referrals for housing, clothing, furniture, drug and alcohol abuse, child welfare, and legal aid
  • Advocate for children attending North Boroughs and Northside Pittsburgh Public Schools and adult general education


Healthy Alternatives


A healthy eating initiative is part of our afterschool programming.  We offer a nutritious snack and dinner while educating children about fruits and vegetables, healthy portions, exercise, and the importance of drinking water. Special guest speakers give presentations on “Fun with Food Fridays”


Future Community Programs


The Salvation Army North Boroughs   Family Worship and Service Center is actively seeking property to purchase to build a permanent home.  The new facility will be equipped with a chapel, gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, a kitchen and computer lab. The center will be open to the community with free programming for the North Boroughs community.


Coming This Fall


  • “Sister 2 Sister” Focus Group: A group where ladies get together to discuss everything about life and how to live the fullest through inspiring conversation. “No topic is off limits.”
  • Free Band Lessons: Children 6-12, learn to play an instrument.
  • Single Parent Support Group


How You Can Help


If you have a passion for making a difference in your community, we’d like to meet you.  Can you spare a few hours a week fielding phone calls, working directly with our clients, or using your talents to raise funds that support our outreach efforts?  Any donation of time, talent, or treasure is greatly appreciated.  Funding for programs and volunteers are the most critical resources currently needed at the North Boroughs Salvation Army.  Tell us about yourself and we can determine together how you would best fit within our organization!


To Donate or Volunteer


Please call 412-415-1726 (Main Number)

or 412-415-1731 (Line 2)


Commanding Officers

Lieutenants James & Nikita Poloso

The Salvation Army

 North Boroughs Family Worship & Service Center

658 Lincoln Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15202


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Updated:  June 27, 2018