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No one should grow old alone

Kids should get a chance to be kids.

We open our arms and our hearts to give families the support they need to grow together and thrive.


We believe in the power of strong families.

The Salvation Army offers a wide array of community programs to help cultivate brighter futures. Along with community centers dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, and spiritual growth of moms, dads, and kids, we provide summer camps for kids, after-school and summer programs for students of all ages, support for expecting and new parents, and numerous music, art, and athletic programs for aspiring youth.

No family should feel like they are struggling alone!

Contact The Salvation Army nearest you for information about program options in your area.

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An investment in families and kids is an investment in the future of our community.

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The Salvation Army helps families thrive through

Kroc Community Centers

Our Division's two state-of-the-art Kroc Community Center gives families a chance to discover new skills, passions, and hobbies while connecting with friends and neighbors. Each facility offers after-school programs, recreational opportunities, and community programs.

Grand Rapids Kroc    South Bend Kroc

After-School Programs and Day Camps

We bring children into an environment where the learning continues long after the bell rings. The Salvation Army operates hundreds of after school programs and summer day camps to give kids a safe place to play, do homework, and pursue extracurricular goals. During a time where they could otherwise be at risk, we open our doors to kids for growth in literacy, sports, arts, music skills, and fun.

Summer Camp

For many kids, summer camp is the first time they will see the world outside of their neighborhood. Each year, Little Pine Island welcomes hundreds of children from low-income families to enjoy fresh air, exercise and new friendships through our annual summer program. This experience is more than just a few days away from home. Here, children learn new skills and self-reliance. Trained counselors who understand their emotional needs and problems help them mature and grow. Camp activities include learning to swim, scouting, arts and crafts, music development, and sports.

Little Pine Island Camp


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