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By providing programs that serve the body, mind and soul, The Salvation Army helps alleviate the symptoms of poverty - and works to address the root issues that cause it.
46.7 million Americans live below the poverty line. 60 million more live one crisis away.
Sadly, children raised in poverty are 32% more likely to remain there than their more fortunate peers.
Poverty is so often the result of - and the catalyst for - chronic struggles with hunger, addiction, housing insecurity, mental illness, unemployment, educational voids and various forms of abuse. These interconnected struggles continue year after year, and often span generations. That's why The Salvation Army works to meet the needs of the whole person through short and long-term assistance - first alleviating the symptoms of poverty and then addressing the root issues that cause it.
Residential Addiction Treatment Referral
The Salvation Army in Oroville can help those who are ready to leave their addiction behind and change their lives take the first steps to get into one of our Adult Rehabilitation Programs. Please call Major Larry for more information
Sometimes there is just not enough paycheck for the bills and food for the family. Those are the times that The Salvation Army in Oroville can help. We offer a bag of "Emergency Food" to get a family through their time of need. Sometimes it is just that "extra" box of cereal or can of tuna - that makes a difference. We can't fill every pantry - but we can supplement many. The Food Pantry is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM for EMERGENCY food assistance.
Utility Bill Assistance
For families and individuals who have experienced s one-time unexpected emergency - and who are in danger of having their power shut off, we can sometimes assist with a partial payment towards a utility bill. Applicants must pre qualify through a phone interview. We are accepting calls between 9:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday at 530-534-7155 When an interview is scheduled applicants are be told what documentation to bring to the appointment.
As part of our comprehensive approach to helping families and individuals overcome poverty, we offer educational resources, career coaching and job placement opportunities to assist those in need secure stable and gainful employment.