The Salvation Army
Allentown Citadel Corps Community Center
144 N. 8th Street
Allentown, PA 18102
How To Receive Emergency Assistance...
Our goal is to work one-on-one with every client who comes to us for assistance to determine how we can best help and ultimately, how we can assist them to become self sufficient and not need to return to us for services. A particular point of interest today is the commercial resurgence of downtown Allentown and the extreme poverty and need just a few blocks away. We are grateful for these changes to the city and look forward to working with local businesses to help reduce crime, blight and poverty by offering life changing services to individuals in need.
Our Allentown Corps building operates with Allentown Corps Officers and staff that, with a team of volunteer’s, coordinates community based emergency services, youth services, meal programs and holiday assistance programs.
To receive emergency assistance please call 610-432-0129 or email us at Danilo.Velez@use.SalvationArmy.org
Come Join Our Army
Our Allentown Corps Community Center provides extensive assistance to children, adults and seniors including, but not limited to, emergency financial assistance; grocery assistance through food pantries; educational and recreational programs for children, adults and seniors; leadership training and character development for youth; day camps; summer camps; fellowship; a place to worship and much more.
The Salvation Army joined other local companies, council members and Mayor Pawlowski in giving back to the commnunity by helping to build a new playground for Allentown's youth. Read the full story here.
150th Anniversary Concert a Huge Success!
Hundreds of friends and supporters came together in West Park to celebrate our organizations 150th anniversary where, for the first time in decades, the PenDel Brass and Singers performed in the Lehigh Valley. They were joined by the Allentown All-City band and Mayor Pawlowski came out to show his support. Thank you to all involved!
Allentown Corps Provides Assistance to Students Affected by Cleveland Elementary School Fire
On February 24th, a fire broke out inside Cleveland Elementary School causing serious smoke damage to the facility. We are grateful that there were no injuries and also grateful that we are able to assist the community. While the school is being repaired, which may take up to eight weeks, the Salvation Army Community Center is operating as a drop of and pick-up site for nearly 200 students. For more information, please click here.