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Serving the LGBTQ+ community

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All Are Welcome in Love's Army.

The leading cause of homelessness among youth ages 12 - 24 who identify as LGBTQ is being disowned or rejected by family who do not approve of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  The Salvation Army serves everyone with love and hope regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

All are welcome

Our ministry is motivated by the love of God. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

You can help The Salvation Army serve our LGBTQ+ Brothers and Sisters

 

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The Salvation Army is committed to serving the LGBTQ+ community through:

Shelter

Each of our homeless shelters, transitional housing programs, permanent supportive housing services, and re-entry resources are available to anyone in need, according to their need and our capacity to help regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. And because a majority of homeless LGBTQ people are under 18, we take special care of that vulnerable community. Along with meeting immediate physical needs such as food and shelter, these establishments provide educational, counseling and vocational services to help individuals develop vital life skills and independence for re-entry into society.

Center City Corps 

S.T.E.P.S (Shelter Transitional Employment Programs Services) is a transitional living housing program providing homeless clients with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient.

Homeless Outreach The Salvation Army has a team of outreach workers who visit pre-established sites frequented by the homeless population, i.e. parks, beaches, feeding sites, areas surrounding shelters, and occasionally churches. They help provide information on various social service resources for housing, mental health, job training programs, drug and alcohol treatment, case management, food, clothing, financial assistance, transportation and other services. 

Rapid Rehousing Families in the RRH program work with a Housing Specialist on any barriers that might prevent them from renting an apartment, such as poor credit scores, evictions or any unpaid rent.

Door of Hope

The Transitional Living Center (TLC) offers homeless single mothers and their children a safe, healthy environment and tools to create their new life.

Haven Interim Housing (HIH)  The Salvation Army's Door of Hope Haven Interim Housing is short-term housing for single women and women with children experiencing homelessness. Interim housing is the bridge between living on the streets and permanent housing.

Rapid Rehousing Families in the RRH program work with a Housing Specialist on any barriers that might prevent them from renting an apartment, such as poor credit scores, evictions or any unpaid rent.

 

Help with Substance Abuse

Our LGBTQ+ friendly programs provide housing, food, counseling, community, and employment as we work to treat the symptoms and, ultimately, the root causes of prolonged alcohol and drug use. The physical and spiritual components of the program equip residents to provide for themselves and others as they set and maintain sustainable employment goals. 

Job Training

Despite progress toward hiring equality, LGBTQ+ Americans often lack access to educational resources, counseling services, and vocational training to help them obtain well-paying jobs. The Salvation Army offers job skills training and employment referrals for adults. This program is included in the substance rehabilitation programs.

Food Security

The Salvation Army has food pantries in more than 7 locations throughout San Diego. Pantries provide food boxes and bags that may contain fresh produce, shelf-stable pantry items, breads, cereals, meat and other household necessities. For more information, contact a Corps Community and Worship Center near you.

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