Throughout the world, and right here in the state of Indiana, The Salvation Army exists as a catalyst in helping people change their lives for the better. Successful and proven Salvation Army programs each day assist the homeless, addicted, poor, afflicted, elderly and less-fortunate youth in several communities.

In Marion, The Salvation Army’s Social Service programs include:

Emergency Assistance Program

With this program, we are able to provide emergency assistance to those individuals and families in Grant County who are unable to secure the resources necessary for their basic needs in the following areas: Food, Rent, Utilities, Lodging, Transportation, and other basic and unique needs to families or individuals in crisis.

As with all Social Service programs, the amount of people we are able to help depends upon the amount of funding available at any given time.  Over 10,000 people a year are served in Grant County through this program alone.

Social Service Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm

Food Pantry Hours:  Monday – Thursday, 10am-2pm

Pathway of Hope

The Salvation Army is developing a new initiative aimed at guiding low-income families in the Marion and Grant County area on a path from crisis to self-sufficiency.

Pathway of Hope is designed to be a high-impact approach to assistance by focusing on finding the root causes keeping families from becoming self-sufficient. The program will target families with children in an effort to impact generational poverty.

Look for more details about this opportunity for families in the near future.

Christmas Assistance

The holiday season can be a trying time for many people in our community who struggle to make ends meet, having to choose between putting food on the table or paying the electric bill.  A time that is supposed to be joyful and full of cheer can easily become depressing and burdensome for struggling families.  It’s our sincere desire, at The Salvation Army, to bring hope to those feeling hopeless, and to ease even a part of the burden many of the families in our community face at Christmas.

That’s why we offer to help families at Christmas with toys, food, and clothing.  Sign ups for this assistance are held around the last two weeks of October.  Please call the office for this year’s specific dates and times.

Emergency Disaster Services

When disaster strikes, the Salvation Army responds quickly, mobilizing its officers, employees and volunteers wherever needed to immediately and effectively provide emergency services to victims and emergency responders.

To find out more information on Emergency Disaster services, please visit salvationarmyindiana.org/eds


Other programs are always being reviewed and developed, depending on the areas of need that come up.  The Salvation Army of Marion serves residents of Grant County all year long.