The Salvation Army’s social services encompass a wide range of programs to help individual and families overcome daunting obstacles. Motivated by the love of God, as a leader in Christian faith-based human services, The Salvation Army is committed to serve the whole person, mind, body and spirit with integrity and respect, using creative solutions to positively transform lives.
We strive to empower people and to enable those in need to change their circumstances and overcome the challenges that stand in their way. Our services include emergency assistances, self-sufficiency programs, counseling, budgeting, referral services and much more.
The Salvation Army has been actively serving America’s youth for over 120 years. The Salvation Army Hagerstown Worship services offer religious and character-building programs that can include Sunday school, youth group, music classes, educational resources, athletic and sporting events, arts and crafts, camping, and more.
Many youth who participate in such programs do not have access or opportunity to have these experiences otherwise. They have not experienced the peace or safety of camping in the rural countryside. Many have never had the opportunity to play a musical instrument, or to make crafts and play competitive games in a protected setting.
The Salvation Army gives all youth a chance to experience educational enrichment, life skills development, and spiritual and phusical wellness. Such experiences allow these at-risk children and adolescents to envision and pursue better futures.
These youth enrichment programs are offered in conjunction with other family services that promote positive living. By offering helpful alternatives and hope, The Salvation Army assists at-risk youths and families to avoid social dysfunction and crime.
The Salvation Army’s programs place special emphasis on activities that encourage character and life skills development. Through mentoring and education, disadvantaged children and teens are shown the possibility of a better life.
Summer Camps for Kids
Many children from low income families rarely experience life outside their immediate neighborhood. That is why The Salvation Army’s annual summer camp programs are so important. Ever year, thousands of kids get a fresh perspective on life as they meet new friends, discover new activities, and get a taste of the great outdoors. As campers learn to swim, play sports, create music, make art, and scout, their trained counselors help them navigate the complicated emotions and struggles often associated with their lives back home.