Preventing Homelessness and Supporting Family Stability
Everyday, families in the National Capital Area face hardship. Their pantry or refrigerator is empty and the family is hungry. The rent is due and medical expenses have drained the family’s savings account. These scenarios are not rare, in fact 15% of households in the District of Columbia said that there was a time in the last twelve months when they did not have enough money to buy food.
The Salvation Army believes that a society’s health is supported by strong and stable families.
Combating hunger and preventing homelessness ensures that children can learn and grow, and adults can pursue employment and civic participation without fear of scarcity.
For the thousands of families living in poverty, we are supporting greater stability through a range of emergency assistance services provided at local Social Services offices throughout the National Capital area:
- Eviction Prevention (rental or mortgage assistance)
- Utility Termination Prevention (electric, gas and heating)
- Food (pantry/non perishable food)
To learn more about receiving help for yourself, a friend or a loved one, please contact The Salvation Army Social Services office in your area to make an appointment.