Keeping A Home For Hope
Mission and Philosophy
The Michigan City Salvation Army takes seriously the fundamental premise that each individual holds inestimable worth – no matter how lost, helpless or hopeless a person appears to be. This doctrine is the cornerstone of our daily work. We offer emergency assistance and basic human services to some of the most vulnerable residents of our community. However, the richest treasure we offer is HOPE! Hope is everything when a person has nothing.
Our community’s needs have continued to evolve since The Salvation Army was founded in Michigan City, January of 1892. The reality of
human suffering knows no end. As long as there is a need, we will reach out to help our neighbors. For many who are unable to meet the most basic levels of success in our society; unable to provide food, clothing, shelter and a sense of purpose, The Salvation Army stands as a last resort. We are not just a building, we are a source of HOPE.
Have you ever wondered where helpless and hopeless families go to receive:
- Food Pantry-Providing nutritious food to hungry families and many senior citizens.
- Adult and Youth Programs-Providing educational and cultural experiences, fellowship, fun, counseling and worship.
- Shelter for Homeless Men-Providing meals, hot showers, a safe haven in which to sleep, with counseling and referrals.
- Thanksgiving Dinners-Providing a hot sit-down dinner for more than 700 on Thanksgiving Day, plus delivering 400 hot meals to shut-ins and the elderly.
- Christmas -Providing 1,500 food baskets; more than 3,000 new books and toys; over 1,000 gifts and countless smiles to nursing home residents.