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SAVANNAH’S LARGEST HOMELESS SHELTER

3100 Montgomery Street- The Salvation Army operates the area’s only 24 hour, 365-day-a-year emergency shelter for men, women and children. 

The emergency shelter and transitional housing programs provide lodging, meals, personal hygiene items, clothing, employment assistance and casework services with in-depth assessment of circumstances that led to homelessness.  The Salvation Army Case Managers work one-on-one with each resident to formulate a plan toward self-sufficiency and stable housing.

 

DOING THE MOST GOOD

  •  Casework Services & Counseling
    • Individualized plans are formulated for permanent housing, employment and other serviceS
    • Referrals made to Union Mission Employment Training Center for enrollment in job search programs.
    • Referrals made to Savannah Counseling for Mental Health Services
       
  • Christmas Assistance
    • Food, toys, gifts, and comfort to thousands of families and individuals during the holiday season
       
  • Offered Weekly

                  Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Cocaine Anonymous Classes 

  • Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Program-CSRC
    • This faith-based, work rehab therapy program has one of the highest success rates in the nation
       
  • Medical Health Clinic
    • The J.C. Lewis Health Clinic is staffed by medical professionals and is available to the homeless residents in our shelter
       
  • Project Share Program
    • Utilities, rent and medical prescription cost assistance is made available in partnership with Georgia Power
       
  • Walk-In-Meals
    • Offered free to the public 6:00-6:20PM
    • 365 days a year with two shift meals on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
    • Over 100,000 meals are served each year

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.      What do I need to apply for emergency food assistance?
If you are not already receiving Food Stamps through DFACS, you are eligible to apply for emergency food assistance with valid photo ID, proof of residency, and proof of income.  Those who are already are receiving Food Stamps are required to bring in a Referral from DFACS in order to receive groceries.  We provide food assistance Monday-Thursday, 8AM-4PM without appointment on first-come-first-serve basis.

2.       How often can I apply for food assistance?
After receiving food assistance from The Salvation Army one time, a letter from DFACS stating that you have applied for food stamps is required.  If denied for food stamps, documentation of your status would be required.   We are able to provide good assistance every 3 months, based on the need. 

3.       What are your hours of operation?
 The Salvation Army Social Services office is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00AM-4:00PM, however our emergency shelter is in operation 24hours/day, 365 days/year

4.       How do I obtain a bed in the shelter if I am facing homelessness?
Open beds in our program are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Eligibility requirements include:

o   Over 18 years of age

o   Picture ID

o   Drug and Alcohol Free

5.       Once I’ve obtained a bed in your shelter how long can I stay?
 After meeting with a Case Manager for a comprehensive assessment and intake, the length of your stay will be based on your individualized case plan and your ongoing cooperation with your Case Manager

6.       What is Project Share?
Project Share provides emergency utility, rent, or prescription drug assistance to individuals facing a financial crisis in Chatham County.  Application for Project Share assistance is conducted through a pre-scheduled appointment made through our Social Services office.  Applicants will be required to provide documentation of income, bills, and all monthly household receipts in order to be eligible for this assistance.

 

 

 

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