The Salvation Army is known for helping those in need. 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.
Our programs address critical needs across our community. Many of these programs operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For 130 years The Salvation Army has served the San Antonio community through eliminating food insecurity and offering shelter for men, women, and families requiring emergency housing resulting from difficult life circumstances or natural disasters. Our Permanent Supportive and Rapid Rehousing programs have contributed to the priority of decreasing the Chronic Homeless population. The Salvation Army Homelessness Prevention programs offer additional rental; utility; and food pantry assistance. Aligning with the local commitment to reduce Veteran homelessness, various supportive services are available for Veterans and their families. Ensuring that Seniors remain active participants in the community, programs are available at several locations to encourage adequate nutrition; wellness; arts/culture and socialization activities. The Peacock Boys and Girls Club serves children with after-school care; out of school summer programs; and camp experiences. All our services are provided in a compassionate and nurturing environment to restore hope and dignity.
At The Salvation Army, all hands are on deck to do what we do every day of the year—meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable people.
We all know that social distancing is the best way to flatten the curve, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. We want to help you. Here’s how:
Whether you need essentials like food, household items and water, or know someone who does, we hope that this information hub can be a resource for you and for those you love.
The Shelter remains OPEN.
Dave Coy Men’s Shelter provides emergency shelter and transitional housing opportunities for up to 131 men experiencing chronic homelessness and/or lack a stable housing environment. Participants receive three meals daily and work with a case manager to identify and coordinate available educational and career development opportunities and other resources to facilitate greater independence and self-sufficiency. The facility is alcohol, smoke, and drug-free.
Men 18 years and older
Apply in person or by phone to receive services.
Documents Required: valid photo identification, verification of employment (if employed), completed intake applications accepted at the front registration desk, breathalyzer administered upon entry, call for more information.
Fees may apply; call for information
The Shelter remains OPEN.
When the shelter is at full capacity we can assist in referring families in need to other resources.
The shelter provides immediate, short-term housing for women and families experiencing homelessness. The objective is to move these individuals and families from crisis to stability with emergency shelter. Rooms come available most days on a first-come, first-served basis.
Women, mothers and children, and intact families. (Couples must show marriage certificate.)
The Goslinowski Social Services Center provides assistance to individuals and families in a crisis situation to meet their basic and emergency needs in order to prevent homelessness. Services include utility, and food assistance.
We provide hot dinners at this location for people experiencing homelessness or food insecurity.
We provide sack lunches at this location for people experiencing homelessness or food insecurity.
Services provided to qualifying veterans and their families:
Qualifying veterans can also receive assistance at the Dave Coy Men’s Shelter, 226 Nolan St.
For more information or community agency referrals, call (210) 352-2020 or visit the Texas Veterans Commission website.
The Salvation Army, San Antonio Mission Corps is one of three Salvation Army Churches in San Antonio.
Located on the south side of town, Mission Corps hosts worship services, Sunday school classes, women's fellowship meetings, children's programs, and other meetings and programs every week.
The Mission Corps gym and game room provide a safe environment for youth to hang out and have fun.
Click here to see all of the Mission Corp programs and schedules.
For over 50 years, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs have offered programs and services that exemplify and actively practice Christian principles.
Our Clubs create an accepting, positive and challenging environment where young people of every background, circumstance, race, creed, and religion feel welcomed.
Summer program: ages 5-17
Parent orientation is mandatory.
Summer program: $25 registration fee and $50 weekly fee (9 weeks)
Prevention is a coordinated homelessness prevention and eviction response system to help low-income households resolve a crisis that could otherwise lead to a loss of housing. Common prevention methods include short-term financial assistance, legal assistance, housing case management, etc. Below are the specific details for this prevention program:
(ESG-CV I, TDHCA)
Income must be at or below 80% of area median income. Applicant must be a Bexar County Resident and at risk of homelessness with eviction notice, qualified for unemployment or atest to reduction in household income, and live in unsafe or unhealthy housing conditions.
The ARC is a holistic rehabilitation center comprised of religious activities, work therapy, educational classes (spiritual, emotional, financial, life skills, and addiction) as well as recreational therapy. Also work with community resources to assist our participants with any medical needs they may have.
Every potential participant undergoes a comprehensive intake interview to ensure the ARC program is the best possible match for them. If the interview process determines it’s not, we’ll make every effort to refer them to a program that will be.
A long-term commitment of at least six months is required so patterns of poor decision-making can be broken and replaced with positive life choices – changes that will help them become productive citizens of their community.
A nutritious hot meal is served to older adults, age 60+, through the city's Comprehensive Nutrition Program.
Programming also includes monthly food distribution, games, arts and crafts, fitness and exercise, health screenings, special events, and field trips.