Social & Other Programs
T he Salvation Army in Waukesha-- serving Waukesha County exclusively since its founding in1894-- gratefully accepts your gifts of volunteer time and financial resources. They enable us to do vital work, in your name, to help those most in need.
Our Programs and Services
Our annual budget for Doing the Most Good here in Waukesha County, is a but under 2-million dollars. Our charitable work helps those Most In Need, and means that government is called to do that much less through taxes and fees.
Did You Know?
> We operate Waukesha County's largest emergency shelter for men, 24/7/365 .. We often sleep 40-50 men per night.
> We operate a free Community Meal Program-- Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday every week-- serving 85-125 hungry people between 5:00 and 5:40pm in our middle level dining room.
> We operate one of the larger Food Pantry operations in Waukesha County, distributing tons of staples every year. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and once registered with us, allows those we serve to grab a cart and "shop" for the foodstuffs they need, or be given pre-sorted bags of groceries, depending on household size. The food pantry is open Tuesday and Wednesday 1-4pm, and Friday 9am-Noon.
> We provide limited after-school tutoring and supervised recreation including art and music lessons.
> We provide limited scholarships to disadvantaged children to attend residential camp in the warmer months near East Troy (Army Lake Camp).
> We operate our popular, annual Summer DAY Camp program, allowing children to stay current in their studies, expand their horizons and stay out of trouble.
IN DETAIL: The Specific Work We Do In YOUR Name. Every single thing we do takes dollars and volunteers.
After-school Drop-in Program
Character Building Program
Music and Art Lessons
Safe Babysitting Skills
Summer Day Camp
Army Lake Camp
Corps Service Project(s)
Quilt/Blanket and others Collection Drives
Create Dining Room Decor for our Community Meal Program
Holiday Bake Sale
Men's Small Group Bible Study
Tuesday Walk-in Laundry and Showers
Mens Emergency Shelter and Renewal Lodge
Life Skills Classes
> Basic Cooking Skills
> Budgeting Skills
> Anger Management Skills
> Time Management Skills
> Computer Lab - Resume Development
Food Pantry Collection and Distribution - (This institution is an equal opportunity provider.)
Our Daily Bread Room
Three-times/week Community Meal Program
Summer and school vacation weeks Feed The Kids Program
Family Pathway of Hope Program
Snackpack Program (Weekend Food For Families) -- Sent home in backpacks, from school.
School Supplies Program (Backpack Coalition) -- School supplies in a backpack for needy families.
The Waukesha County Backpack Coalition is a collaborative effort by several local social
service agencies that have united to help provide financially challenged children and families
with school supplies and backpacks. Eligible families sign-up in late Spring and very early
Summer; backpacks are distributed in early August. For more information, call 262-547-7367
and ask for the Family and Social Services staff.
Emergency Family Assistance Program
> Emergency Prescription Assistance
> Emergency Utility Assistance
> Emergency Clothing Assistance
Local Service Extension(s) -- Mukwonago
Nursing Home Ministry
Community Cares Program
Emergency Disaster Services (EDS Program) Local Disaster Relief, supporting police, fire, EMS, disaster services
Weekly Sunday Worship Services
Clothing and Toy Shop
Angel Tree Program