Fond du Lac Programs and Services
Serving Our Community
The Salvation Army’s mission is meeting the basic human needs of individuals and families, young and old, without discrimination. Our programs lift clients up and empowers them to act on their own behalf; and helps them build circumstances where they are less dependent on community.
The following programs are available Monday through Friday:
- Crisis counseling and referrals
- Food and USDA Commodity distribution
- Personal hygiene & cleaning supply distribution
- Emergency transportation assistance
- Clothing and household good through The Salvation Army Thrift Store
- Eviction prevention assistance
- Other emergency financial assistance as available and necessary
- Pathway of Hope
The following programs are available seasonally:
- Summer Brown Bag Lunches
- School supplies
- Winter coat distribution
- Christmas toy, food and gift assistance
- Warming shelter for adults 18+
Each service has eligibility requirements, such as residency, income guidelines, and/or proof of identification. Some services have time limits. All requests are handled by appointment. Contact our Social Service office at (920) 923-8220 to learn more.
Pathway of Hope
Pathway of Hope is offered to families with children 18 years or younger. It is a team oriented approach to help identify resources and provide support as goals are accomplished. Our desire is to see your dreams become a reality!
Pathway of Hope has a lot to offer, it is specifically focused on increasing the stability of a family. Through working with Pathway of Hope and connecting with resources in the community a foundation will be set to better the lives of not only parents, but their children as well.
Through the Corps and community center we are able to provide spiritual supports and Church Services. Also available is youth programming including Character Building, Archery and Birthday Club. We would love to have you join us in Pathway of Hope and look forward to walking along side you during your journey.
If you have any further questions or are interested in participating in the Pathway of Hope please contact The Salvation Army Social Services Department at 920-923-8220 to set up an appointment.
Clients can visit the food pantry Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays anytime between 9:00am and 12:30pm. Wednesdays clients can visit the food pantry between 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Clients need a pantry card to access the pantry. A pantry card can be obtained by visiting the pantry and showing proof of ID and residency.
Clients are able to use the pantry one time within thirty days, and the amount of food they receive depends upon the number of people living in the household.
The pantry is stocked by donations from food drives, businesses and individuals. When the pantry is low, goods are purchased with donated money.
Our food pantry is unique because clients are able to shop the pantry and pick out the items they would like from each food group. This provides a more independent experience!
The Salvation Army operates Fond du Lac County’s only warming shelter November 1 through March 31. The shelter is open nightly from 6 pm – 8 am. Shelter clients receive supper, opportunity to shower, do laundry and fellowship in the evening; in the morning, there’s breakfast and opportunity to grab “snack to go” before leaving. The sleeping quarters separate men from ladies. Trained staff provides case management services to assist clients in attaining higher levels of sufficiency and Corp Officers minister to client spiritual needs. Volunteers support staff and visit with clients.
To clients, the warming shelter is more than just a place to sleep. As one client said, “You gave me a warm meal, a shower with soap and shampoo, a tooth brush with toothpaste, the chance to wash clothes and even get clean underwear and socks. I slept on clean sheets, safe from harm, without worry. You gave me the chance to feel human again.”
In 2016, 87 different homeless adults were sheltered for 151 nights, fed 1934 meals, and 1068 loads of laundry kept them clean.
Community support makes all this possible. Donations of supplies, financial support, volunteer staffing help and meals ensure the warming shelter continues.