List below you will find a variety of services that The Salvation Army of West Chester provides which are designed to meet the needs of our community.
A weekly schedule of services is also available, CLICK HERE.
AA meetings are held weekly, Wednesdays at 6:00pm at our location and all are welcome to this open meeting. Refreshments provided.
The Salvation Army of West Chester offers rental assistance to those living in West Chester (19380, 19381, 19382 and 19383). To qualify, you must provide the following information: photo identification and proof of residency. This assistance is available once per year per household. Please call to schedule an appointment with Social Services.
Through ESFP funding, The Salvation Army of West Chester is able to provide assistance with electric, heating oil, water and gas utility bills. To qualify, you must reside in the following zip codes (19380, 19381, 19382, 19342, 19395, 19087, 19312, 19333, 19335, 19301, 19073 and 19319) and provide the following information: photo identification and proof of residency. This assistance is available once per year per household. Please call to schedule an appointment with Social Services.
Clothing vouchers are provided based on need and residency in the greater West Chester community. They are redeemable in The Salvation Army Thrift store on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come to our location during business hours to receive your voucher. This service is available once per person in a six month period.
Prescription vouchers are provided based on need and residency in the greater West Chester community. They are redeemable in the Rite Aid at the corner of High and Gay Streets. We do not fill narcotic or controlled substance prescriptions. You must first go to the Rite Aid to receive a valid quote on the cost of the prescription and present the quote and photo identification for us to consider you for assistance. Our maximum voucher is $50.00 per client.
With a $5.00 copay and photo i.d. we will connect you with the West Chester Lions Club and Chester County Opticians to provide you with the proper eyeglasses. You will be required to undergo an examination and pick up your glasses after 14 business days. This service is available once every two years.
Railton House is a single room occupancy (SRO) program and serves as a bridge for gentlemen who have graduated from The Salvation Army ARC program and are transitioning back to independent living. Our maximum capacity is 7 men and candidates must undergo a rigorous interview process initiated by either The Salvation Army or the Adult Rehabilitation Center to be considered for one of these coveted slots.
Through HUD funding The Salvation Army of West Chester is able to support permanent housing to those who meet the program standards. Qualifications for eligible individuals include chronic (documented) homelessness, those already receiving social security or disability income and is limited to one person per studio/efficiency unit.
The Salvation Army has relationships with several community agencies, and we are happy to make referrals on your behalf. In addition to the referral we will offer any additional social services within our programs as well (i.e. pantry, vouchers, etc.). Please feel free to call for referrals regarding shelter (Connect Points), job training (OIC), Domestic Violence, Legal Aid, Maternal Child and Health Consortium, CVIM and substance abuse.
The Salvation Army of West Chester Community Meal Program
The Community Meal program serves dinner Sunday through Thursday and Saturdays (except the 2nd Saturday of each month) at 5:00pm in our dining room here at 101 E. Market Street. It is a hot meal including a main dish, sides and dessert. Breakfast is served Monday through Thursday at 7:00am. All are welcome to attend.
Manna from Heaven Pantry
Manna from Heaven is a choice pantry (you make your own selections*). It serves but is not limited to government qualified individuals. Because most of our food is donated by the Greater West Chester Community, we can serve folks who do not meet government food assistance thresholds. Clients must live in West Chester zip codes 19380, 19381 or 19382.
The Salvation Army of West Chester has maintained a food pantry for over 30 years. We work with the Chester County Food Bank to receive government subsidized commodities. In addition to donations from local individuals, we are also the grateful recipients of 3 annual food drives organized by The West Chester Post Office every May, The Boy Scouts of America every November and our own Community Drive every October. Finally, we work with local businesses (i.e. Entenmann’s, Giant, Wawa, Pete’s Produce and the West Chester Growers’ Market) to receive leftovers and surplus items.
If you or someone you know needs food assistance, please call The Salvation Army at (610)696-8746 and ask for the Pantry Supervisor.
Weekly Services Schedule
The Salvation Army of West Chester is proud to provide these Social Services. Unfortunately, we cannot make promises based on hypothetical situations. Please bring anyone you are trying to help directly to us. With their permission we would be happy to have your assistance in the process.