The Salvation Army - King County Programs
Short-term assistance is available for individuals and families facing a crisis. The Salvation Army's ultimate goal is to guide our clients onto a path of stability and self-sufficiency, and to encourage them to grow in all aspects of their lives. Through long-term participation in our programs, clients develop tools essential in making a better life for themselves and their families: self respect, marketable skills and strength of character.
The Salvation Army Domestic Violence Programs provide an array of services for women and children whose lives have been affected by abuse: an emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal advocacy, prevention education, and individual advocacy. For these women, finding safe shelter can mean the difference between life and death. The Salvation Army has been responding to domestic violence in Seattle and the King County area for over thirty years.
The holiday season tends to be one of joy for many in our community. However, for families and individuals who are struggling financially, the holidays can be a very dark time. The Salvation Army's holiday programs, such as Toy n' Joy and Adopt a Family, allow Northwest community members to give a hand up to the struggling amongst us. Corporations, families and school groups adopt families in our programs, generously meeting the family's needs and instilling hope in those who have none.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
The Salvation Army will be able to assist more clients with their energy bills thanks to Puget Sound Energy. The gift will go directly into The Warm Home Fund, which has already helped more than 1,000 households pay their utility bills with $171,000 in voluntary contributions from PSE employees and customers, and an additional $50,000 of support from PSE.
The Catherine Booth House in Seattle provides confidentially located, emergency shelter to women (with or without children) in flight from dangerous domestic violence and stalking situations. It operates 24/7, 365 days a year with referrals coming from police, emergency rooms, social workers and the 24-hour Crisis Line. We currently need general operating funds and invite you to help us save the lives of battered women and children, and steer them toward a more fulfilling and safe future.