Serving Our Community

Programs and ServicesThe social service program of The Salvation Army affirms the intrinsic value of of human life and seeks to live out that affirmation in the manner in which we serve all persons, identifying and alleviating dire human needs and encouraging self-sufficiency. Our concerns encompass the needs of every person in this community. We may meet those needs directly; or in partnership with other agencies and churches. Individually, as a local unit and internationally, we are recognized for our readiness to give assistance quickly and compassionately. Our Emergency Assistance Program provides service necessary to help remove existing barriers in the areas of adequate nutrition, personal hygiene, clothing, education, employment, and health care through material and/or financial assistance. This assistance comes in the form of:

  • Immediate Assistance (providing short-term relief during an unexpected crisis)
  • Sustaining Assistance (providing needed help over a longer period of time)
  • Supportive Services (including: continued casework, counseling, referral services, and advocacy services)

Among our programs available is the Pathway of Hope, a holistic and strengths based case management services to families with children who have a desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and attain a level of increased stability. Families will work in partnership with their case manager and ministry staff to develop an action plan as well as assess their strengths and progress while receiving support and encouragement to reach their goals.

Direct Service personnel are available to network, refer, and serve as an advocate on behalf of the client with other social service agencies throughout Kenosha County.

Youth ages K-12 will enjoy a full evening of learning and fun. Join us for supper and activities from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Bring a friend! Earn awards! Go to camp next summer!

The Salvation Army is committed to non-discrimination in programs and delivery of services. Therefore, programs and services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis to residents of Kenosha County, Wisconsin according to the needs of those to be served and the capacity, both financial and programmatic, of the specific services provided to address those needs.

Contact our Social Services Director at (262) 564-0286 to learn more about our basic needs programs.

Basic Needs Pantry

Salvation Army Oshkosh Food Pantry

Food and personal care assistance is available once monthly (more often if need is established) to residents of Kenosha County. Our pantry is the most accessible basic needs center in Kenosha County. We assist through the "walk-in" system and limited appointments.

The Salvation Army Food Basic Needs Pantry is the only center in Kenosha County that currently uses the Client Choice system. This system allows the client to enter the distribution area and select those items that will best meet their needs. We have found that, among other benefits, this system has reduced the potential for product to be wasted.

Our Personal Care Assistance helps with new clothing, hygiene items, household goods, and health products and also utilizes the Client Choice System. Our Social Services staff strives to treat each person seeking assistance with dignity and respect and provide them with quality, sustaining product.

We rely upon the generosity of residents in Kenosha County to keep the shelves stocked with items for distribution. For a listing of preferred food items needed, please click here.

 

Pantry Hours:

Monday 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm