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Salvation Army | Waco TX


4721 W Waco Dr
Waco, TX 76710
Last Updated: December 28, 2017




About Salvation Army | Waco TX

The Salvation Army of Waco TX proves many services to those in need including support for addicts, children and families and disaster relief.

When people need support in the Waco area, there is always an open door and a helpful smile at the Salvation Army! 100% of donated funds stay here in the Waco community, helping those that need it. There are many ways that you can get involved in helping. You can donate financially with our Red Kettle Drive around the holidays or other donations of money. You can also donate things that you no longer want, or need, to our thrift store and those items help us when they sell, of you can get involved, personally, as a volunteer. If you have any interest in these forms of help, please feel free to contact us for details.




Main Location Programs

Corps Community Center: Sunday School and Worship, youth programs, men’s fellowship and women’s fellowship. Character Building programs provide basic skill classes to youth from low income families. Creative Arts, worship band, Junior Brass Band. Character Building Outreach Classes at The Landings.

Williams and Catherine Booth Apartments: 190 beds and social services for low income seniors and disabled.

Fresh Start: 50 beds for federal prisoners. Program provides life skills, case management, tracking, employment links, pre-release reintegration.

Community Kitchen: Serves 60-80 meals daily, 365 days a year. Breakfast 7 am. Dinner 5:30 pm.

Red Shield Solutions Facility: Provides emergency shelter for up to 40 men along with case management, referrals and rapid re-housing possibilities. Comfort kits provided as available.

Sally’s House for Women and Families Solutions Facility: Provides emergency shelter for women and families with case management

Pathway of Hope Social Services: The Pathway of Hope Social Services provides housing services for homeless individuals and families, utility assistance, food pantry, clothing vouchers, homeless prevention and rapid re=housing, furniture vouchers for fire victims, client interview and case management.

Sanctuary House: The Sanctuary House is a partnership between The Salvation Army, the City of Waco and WISD to coordinate solutions for homeless families in Waco Schools.

Family Store: Provides gently used clothing and household items for needy families. Furniture is available for families that have lost their home due to fire and other emergencies. All profits provide funds for our programs.

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Referrals: Drug and alcohol referrals and transportation. This is a free six-month drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.


Community Care

Community Care Volunteers: Monthly visits to 20 nursing homes

Hospital Visitation: Provided as needed by the Salvation Army corps officers.

Home Visitation: Provided as needed by the Salvation Army church members and officers.


Disaster Response

Emergency Disaster Canteen and Volunteer Teams: Provides food, meals, water and emotional and spiritual care in times of disaster.

Cooling Center: When temperatures exceed 100 degrees, our Community Kitchen is open to provide water, air conditioning and relief.

Extreme Cold Center: we provide a place for people to get in out of the cold at night when the temperature is 30 degrees or below.

Disaster Shelter: Partnering with the Red Cross, we offer shelter during disaster situations at out I-35 location.


Veterans Programs

VA Hospital: Serving ice cream and cake each month in recognition of birthdays.

Volunteer Services: Our corps officer is the VAVS representative for the Salvation Army and attends all volunteer meetings.

Homeless Assistance: We provide assistance to veterans through case management, job readiness, life skill education, emergency shelter, homeless prevention and rapid re-housing. This program is made possible by a grant from the Texas Work Force Commission fund for Veterans’ Assistance.


Christmas Assistance

Toys for Tots Christmas Assistance: In cooperation with the Marine Corps and KWTX, we accept applications for Christmas gifts for needy children.

Empowerment Angel Tree Christmas Assistance: Families apply for Christmas assistance and attend life skill classes with the goal of reaching stability.

Salvation Kids: Providing Christmas toys to homeless children in crisis.

Angel Families: Providing families with Christmas assistance as a group adoption.

Community Care: Each resident at 20 nursing homes and the VA receives a Christmas gift delivered by our team.

Prison Ministry: We assist with distribution of Christmas candy at the Gatesville Women’s Prison.

Summer Day Camp: Summer Thursdays craft, Bible class, lunch and outing (at minimal cost).

Youth Summer Camp: Youth can apply to spend one week at the Salvation Army’s Camp Hoblitzelle, Midlothian, TX.

Women’s Scrapbook Camp: Women can apply to attend a March scrapbooking weekend.

Women’s Retreat, Men’s Camp: Opportunities for women and men to attend weekend gatherings at Camp Hoblitzelle.

Older Adult Camp: Special week for senior citizens at Camp Hoblitzelle.