Starting Weds. November 18th, all regular membership activities will be suspended & the Kroc Center will be closed to the public for at least the following two weeks due to state COVID mandate. Childcare will still be active. For the latest information and updates on Kroc Center operations, please follow us and check our Facebook page.
The Salvation Army of Marion and Polk Counties offers assistance to those in need through a variety of outreach efforts both in and outside of The Kroc Center. Additionally, The Salvation Army offers a variety of programs, services and assistance both nationally and globally that you may qualify for.
Do you need help right away? Contact us at 503.585.6688 to receive more information on local assistance.
The Salvation Army offers a variety of programs in our area to help individuals and families in need.
The Salvation Army is providing 3000 children in the Salem-Keizer area with a Christmas dinner and gifts. Salem-Keizer families may apply to receive toys and a Christmas food box. This program serves families in need who have children in the home ages 0–18.
Applications will be taken in November, and will be held at the Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center.
For questions contact us at 503.585.6688.
Dallas families may apply to receive toys and food through the Dallas Adopt-a-Family Program. Community members and businesses are paired with families in need to help provide a great Christmas.
Applications will be taken at the Dallas Academy building in November. Please bring photo ID, and Proof of residence (utility bill.)
For questions contact us at 503.623.9664 ext. 2481.
The following services are available:
Call (503) 585-6688 to inquire about our Food Boxes or other services that may be available to you.
1977 Front Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
182 SW Academy St.
Dallas, OR 97338
Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM – 4PM
Since 1966, The Lighthouse Shelter has provided our community with 6-month transitional shelter to community members looking to transition to self-sufficiency.
During their stay, residents have access to three meals a day, laundry facilities, showers, and a warm bed.
Each resident works closely with a case manager who connects them with a community resources and helps combat barriers to self-sufficiency.
The shelter is located at 1901 Front Street Salem, OR 97301. Get Directions >
For more information or to request help call 503.585.6688.
Each year, Tools For School helps over 2,000 children in Marion & Polk Counties start the school year with the right tools for success! You can donate basic supplies or monetary donations at the Kroc Center or at our front street location.
Community Back-to-School Basic Clothing Excursion
We will be taking over 100 kids shopping for back-to-school from all over Marion and Polk Counties! Students are pre-selected by partnering agencies. This project is in partnership with United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley. If you would like to sponsor a child going back to school with confidence, contact Jason Ramos at 503.798.4876.
It was Joan Kroc's vision that everyone, no matter their income level or social status, be able to attend and benefit from the life-changing opportunities available at The Kroc.
Every Kroc Center offers help to individuals and families who would like to become a member but may need financial assistance. To apply for a reduced-price Kroc membership, download the Scholarship Application and return to the front desk or email to SalemKrocComments@usw.salvationarmy.org.
FAMILY SERVICES & EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
THE LIGHTHOUSE SHELTER
TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS
KROC MEMBERSHIP & CLASS SCHOLARSHIPS
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ABOUT HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Many Americans are familiar with The Salvation Army's thrift stores which fund our well-known drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. And our iconic red kettles have become a symbol of the Christmas season and the spirit of giving.
But in hundreds of communities across the Western United States, The Salvation Army also operates programs and services which are designed to meet human need in Christ's name, alleviate human suffering, and promote wholeness by addressing the spiritual, social,emotional, psychological and physical well-being of those served.
The Salvation Army's social service programs vary slightly with local and regional needs. For instance, there are programs and services for homeless people, victims of domestic violence, at-risk kids, and so much more.
CLICK ON ANY OF THE PROGRAMS BELOW TO VISIT THE NATIONAL SALVATION ARMY SITE AND LEARN MORE.