Facts about The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati

 

History

  • The Salvation Army has operated in Greater Cincinnati since 1885 -- we've served our community over 125 years!

Stewardship

  • Locally, about 87 cents of every dollar is directly used to provide services to those in need - the homeless, the elderly, disabled people and more. We make a meaningful difference in our community.

Services Provided in 2014

In 2014, approximately 60,000 individuals received help from The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati.

Emergency Assistance & Family Services

  • Emergency Assistance -- 23,342 individuals served with some form of aid -- rent assistance, utilities assistance, food, transportation tokens, clothing
  • Rent Assistance -- 107 individuals from 51 households were provided with $21,435 in assistance
  • HeatShare -- 976 households assisted; $295,331 distributed

Youth Development & Child Care

  • After-School program -- 171 participants; 85% of participants improved their math skills; 88% of participants enhanced their literacy skills
  • Summer Enrichment -- 115 participants; 82% demonstrated academic maintenance
  • Salvation Army Learning Center (West Side) -- 16 infants, 42 pre-schoolers and 48 school-age children served; 26,319 meals and snacks provided/ 95% of the participants were from low-income households
  • Back-to-School Support -- 100 backpacks and school supplies distributed
  • Storybook Picnic -- New in 2014, it fed and educated children over the summer; 2,342 served with free books and meals
  • Camp SWONEKY -- 1,219 attendees (for no or minimal cost); 23,601 meals provided

Senior Services

  • Booth Residence -- 149 apartments occupied with 53,003 days of occupancy; 440 tenant trips to the grocery; 22 volunteers; 502 volunteer hours
  • Catherine Booth Residence -- opened late in 2014, it adds 96 additional apartments for low-income seniors in two  beautiful, three-story buildings
  • Community Care Ministries -- 6,367 invidividuals visited with 587 hours of visitation and 9,058 gifts distributed

Housing Programs

  • Emergency Shelter -- 263 women and children from 100 households were sheltered; 100% exited the facility within 90 days, which increases their likelihood of gaining self-sufficiency; 76% of those sheltered obtained transitional or permanent housing upon exiting the shelter
  • Rapid Re-Housing -- 418 individuals from 116 households were assisted into permanent housing;
  • Empowerment Center -- 70 people utilized resources to search for a job, develop skills and evaluate apartments; 56 created resumes; 50 used online resources for job searching; each individual visited the Center an average of 2.5 visits

Anti-Human Trafficking Program

  • 322 individuals, including women, men and children were assisted; 68 incidents of housing assistance; 789 items of mateiral assistance distributed
  • 2,410 individuals trained to increase community awareness and garner volunteer engagement
  • Received and managed 640 hotline calls to address human trafficking incidents

Adult Rehabilitation

  • Adult Rehabilitation -- 1,209 men enrolled; 2,087 counseling sessions; 100,149 meals provided; 49,931 nights of lodging provided; 12,725 articles of clothing distributed; 1,209 personal care kits provided

Emergency Disaster Services

  • Emergency Disaster Services -- 31 disaster events supported; 5,166 persons served; 8,566 meals and snacks served; 132 volunteers provided 653 hours of service

Christmas Assistance

  • Adopt-a-Family (at Christmas) -- 1,379 adults and children received gifts; 216 sponsors provided the gifts that were distributed; $103,425 worth of gifts provided to 295 families and 169 seniors
  • Christmas Toy Shop -- 8,594 individuals, including 5,319 children, were served; 5,160 books distributed; 657 dolls distributed; 709 stuffed bears distributed; more than $54,000 in Kroger gift cards distributed
  • Christmas Gift Baskets -- 2,454 adults and children benefitted; 2,725 children under the age of 13 received gifts; 256 Bob Evans Farm Feast dinners were distributed, serving 1,792 individuals
  • Homeless Outreach -- new in 2014, 141 homeless individuals received a hot meal, beverage and a winter warming kit, including a hat, gloves, blanket and warmers

With your support, great things happen every day to serve people who need help -  right here in your hometown. Thanks for all you do to help others -- your financial contributions, your merchandise and food donations, and your hours of volunteer service! We can't do it without YOU!

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