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About Us > Our Programs
An extensive range
of programs and services includes:
Homeless and Emergency Shelter
The Salvation Army is the largest
and most comprehensive homeless shelter in the area serving eight counties
including Richmond, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, Warren, Glascock, Burke
and Jefferson. The Salvation Army provides shelter for men, women and
children in need. The Emergency Lodge for transient men is open nightly
with check-in from 6:30-8:30 p.m. With 42 beds, it sleeps an average of
65 men per night. Beds are first-come, first-served and others receive
mats. The Family and Women's Shelters are short-term residency shelters.
The average stay for these two shelters is 30 days. The family shelter
sleeps 30 and the women's shelter sleeps 10. Residents in the family and
women's shelters work with our Social Services Supervisor on a daily basis
to address their needs.
The Salvation Army's Corps Salvage
and Rehabilitation Center (CSRC), a substance abuse rehab program, helps
men recovering from alcohol or substance abuse regain a productive lifestyle.
The program involves counseling, work therapy, religious instruction and
custom rehabilitation assistance designed to meet individual needs at
no cost to the participant. This program is a long-term residency program
with 35 beds. Men who successfully complete the program are in residence
for up to 9 months. The CSRC program also has a probation and parole referral
component; an average of 10 to 15 beds are used for men referred from
the Department of Corrections.
The Salvation Army's kitchen serves
an average of 373 meals a day, 365 days a year. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
are served to all individuals and families residing in the shelter during
their stay, and our soup line/dinner is open to the community every day
at 5:30 p.m. We also serve breakfast every morning to the men who stay
in the transient lodge.
The Salvation Army Food Pantry allows
low-income families in need to receive groceries every three months, as
a supplement, if they are not receiving Food Stamps.
Every Thursday during normal office
hours, clothing assistance is available to low-income families or individuals
in need through vouchers redeemable at any Salvation Army Thrift Store.
In addition, emergency clothing needs can be met at any time Monday-Friday.
Transportation and search services
are available to aid in finding affordable housing for anyone in emergency
A partnership between The Salvation
Army and Georgia Power allows neighbors to help neighbors by matching
community contributions dollar for dollar. Funds are utilized by local
individuals and families for rent and utility assistance. Project Share
applications are taken by phone at 706-826-7937 Monday-Friday from 9-11
a.m. Cases are served during regular business hours.
High School Equivalency Diploma
training is provided Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at our Social
Service Center. Classroom and customized instruction is free. Tutorial
services for homework assistance are also available for children staying
A free health clinic with full services
for the homeless and uninsured, The St. Vincent De Paul Health Center
operates Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Health services
are provided by a nurse practitioner, an outreach nurse and a clinical
assistant. On Thursdays from 6:30-9 p.m., services are provided by the
Medical College of Georgia. Follow-up visits and prescriptions are available
with referrals for more serious medical conditions.
In coordination with the Health
Center, emergency prescription services are provided for individuals in
need of items such as insulin, cardiac medications and other critical
Disaster Aid and Emergency Relief
These services are available to
assist families who have experienced a loss of their home due to fire,
flood or other natural disasters, The Salvation Army provides temporary
food and shelter, as well as replacement household furnishings, appliances,
clothing and food. During emergencies, The Salvation Army provides on-site
relief through mobile kitchens, distribution centers (food, cleaning supplies,
clothing, etc.), social services (emergency housing), and counseling for
Each year, The Salvation Army helps
people in need by providing toys, coats, groceries, stocking stuffers
and gift bags at its annual Christmas Toy Shop. We also provide gifts
and groceries, to several other service agencies to help their clients,
while the League of Mercy team visits and delivers gifts to thousands
of hospital and nursing home patients, shut-ins and in-mates. The Salvation
Army assisted 2,692 families and 17,663 individuals in 2003.
Summer Camp Program
The Salvation Army offers local,
underprivileged youths the opportunity to attend camp. Through education,
recreation, music and service activities, kids get a chance to break out
of a cycle of hardship and despair. Located in Jasper, Ga., camp is an
experience that most carry with them the rest of their lives. The Augusta
Corps sends 30 children to camp each year at no expense to their families.
Nursing Home and Institutional
The Salvation Army's League of Mercy
visits sick and hospitalized patients, elderly shut-ins, incarcerated
and other institutionalized individuals to provide comfort and cheer.
Over 670 people at 16 various institutions are visited every month.
Feeding Spiritual Needs
Not only does The Salvation Army
care for the physical needs of individuals, we also stand ready to assist
with their spiritual needs. The Salvation Army is a church with a full
range of ministries and activities designed to develop spiritual well
being and Christian maturity. Our Worship Center is located at 2020 Gardner
St., Augusta, Ga.
Our Mission Statement
"The Salvation Army, an international
movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its
message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of
God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human
needs in His name without discrimination." Approved by the Commissioners'
Conference, U.S.A. - May 1991
Support can be provided several
ways, including monetary donations, in-kind donation of products or services,
vehicle donations, household donations to anyone of our four area Thrift
Stores, or volunteering.
Thrift Store Locations
|1507 North Leg
|1803 Knox Avenue
||N. Augusta, S.C.
|910 Augusta Hwy
For more information
The Salvation Army
1384 Greene Street Augusta GA 30901
706-826-7933 Phone 706-826-1801 Fax