The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia is a faith-based, comprehensive human service organization whose programs help individuals, families and whole communities lead healthier, safer and more productive lives.

Today, we are serving more people in Greater Philadelphia than ever before. We are seeing large increases in the numbers of individuals and families who need help with things like food and shelter, and heat for staying warm during the cold winter months. The Salvation Army is equipped to respond to both acute disasters such as fires and floods as well as the daily, ongoing struggles of the region's less fortunate individuals.


Imagine being 18, homeless, alone -- and pregnant. This was the very harsh reality for Domin'que after her mother forced her out of the house and her child's father's family wouldn't take her in.

Though Domin'que stayed wherever she could during her pregnancy, after her daughter, Safiyh, was born in 2010, she was determined to find a safe place for them to live. Fortunately, she was directed by the Office of Supportive Housing (OSH) to The Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence in North Philadelphia, an emergency shelter for homeless families.

"I was really lucky to be sent to The Salvation Army," said Domin'que. "Everyone at Red Shield actually wants to get to know you and they do care. From the safety monitors to the cooks, everyone tries to help you the best way they can. It's like having a second family."

- Domin'que, Red Shield Family Resident
  215,415 individuals spent a night at a Salvation Army shelter/supportive housing in 2018
Community Support 
Total Cases Served 36,452 
Total Day Camp Attendance 10,953

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Philadelphia, PA 19131
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