How The Salvation Army is “Doing the Most Good”
The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command offers a variety of services for citizens throughout the county. To access any of the services, please call 405-246-1100.
Church Ministry – The Salvation Army was founded as a church in 1865 London, England. The mission of The Salvation Army is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma hosts Sunday morning and evening worship services as well as a Tuesday evening prayer service.
Emergency Shelter – Our men’s, women’s, and family shelter is open 365 days a year to provide a warm, safe place to sleep for people in crisis. As our guests strive towards getting back to self-sufficiency, our staff works alongside them to ensure they never have to return to a shelter. To learn more about our emergency shelter, click here.
Red Shield Diner – Our kitchen staff prepares breakfast in the morning for our shelter guests, prepares and delivers lunch for our five senior centers, and prepares dinner for our shelter guests and the community at large. Anyone who is hungry may come and eat dinner with us 365 days a year. Our staff prepares 500-700 meals per day for our community. To learn more about the Red Shield Diner, click here.
Social Services – Our social services staff assists our community with utility assistance, clothing assistance, burial assistance, Christmas assistance and food assistance as well as fans in the summer and coats in the winter. Our Client Choice Food Pantry is set up just like a small grocery store. Clients are able to come in, shop alongside a volunteer and choose what food items they would like to take home for their family. Each family is able to come to the food pantry once every 30 days and receives roughly $250 worth of groceries. To learn more about our Social Services programs, click here.
Boys & Girls Club – Children are the future and it is important to ensure that each child’s future looks bright. At our Boys & Girls Club, every program is focused on teaching the children how to be a better student, friend, team player and person. The children participate in sports, vocational classes, Bible studies, homework power hour and field trips. Our club is a safe place for our children where they know they are loved and cared for. To learn more about our Boys & Girls Club, click here.
Senior Programs – Our four senior centers throughout the Oklahoma City metro are open every weekday to seniors ages 55 and older. Seniors have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy lunch and participate in numerous activities which include Bible study, exercise classes, crafts, dancing and much more. These centers are a community for the most vulnerable in our city, a place where they know they are loved, wanted and missed. To learn more about our Senior Programs, click here.
Disaster Services – When natural or man-made disasters occur, The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma responds immediately with mobile feeding canteens to provide water, drinks, food and spiritual care to both victims and first responders. Our disaster services also provide shelter, donation management, disaster case management, clean up, reconstruction, and emotional and spiritual care. Our Disaster Services ministry also leads the Night Watch team which visits the homeless camps in Oklahoma City and ministers to the individuals who are sleeping outside. To learn more about our Disaster Services, click here.The Salvation Army · 1001 N. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 · 405-246-1100