Organization Profile

The Salvation Army - Alameda County

Since 1883, The Salvation Army has been serving Alameda County and helping to restore hope and transform lives. Our role is to serve and assist individuals and families in crisis through a myriad of programs and services. Our reach is wide and deep, providing food, shelter and clothing to over 100,000 individuals each year, over 13,000 nights of lodging, 85,000 meals, providing 14,000 days of quality care and education for small children and food for 5,700 families from weekly food distribution of local food bank proceeds. We are committed to defeating hunger, breaking addictions and rebuilding lives. Each year we send hundreds of children to summer camp and even more back to school with supplies, while others receive quality early childhood education and participate in our mentoring tutoring and homework assistance program. We provide rehabilitation and promote self-sufficiency and are a steadfast presence to the lonely or to those who have lost hope. We are the first on the scene of a disaster, whether natural, man-made or personal - and we are the last to leave. The mission of the Salvation Army is motivated by the love of God, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Hunger & Homelessness
Families, Homeless, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, Low-income Communities, People with Health-based Concerns, Other
Oakland, CA, 94601