Human Services

THE SALVATION ARMY

Doing the Most Good

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Mission

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

Ruling Year

2011

Territorial Commander

Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder

Chief Secretary

Colonel Douglas Riley

Main Address

30840 Hawthorne Blvd. Attn: Community Relations & Development Department

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 USA

Keywords

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, Emergency Disaster Services, Social Services, Religious

EIN

94-1156347

 Number

6015391442

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Salvation Army (P24)

Family Services (P40)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The Salvation Army Western Territory is at the front lines of poverty alleviation in the US. In fact, our services touch every zip code across the thirteen Western US states, helping us achieve our mission of meeting human need wherever, whenever and however we can. Our programs and services are designed with the needs of each location in mind; no two communities are exactly the same. We have residential drug and alcohol centers, homeless shelters, transitional living programs, and permanent supportive housing for people who need stabilizing before they can return to their communities and families. Our centers offer case management that teach people the life skills they'll need to live independently. We also have weekly meals and food pantries for low-income individuals, and senior citizens, in addition to enrichment programs and services for youth, families and adults at our local churches.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Basic Needs Case Management and Long-Term Poverty Alleviation

Hunger Relief

Housing and Homelessness Services

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

Emergency Disaster Services

Christmas and Holiday Assistance

Anti-Human Trafficking Services

Kroc Corps Community Centers

Youth Education and Recreational Services

Vulnerable Populations

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

On any given night in the US, 553,000 people are homeless. They are men, women, and children. They are single and they are married. They are form every ethnic group, they come from a wide variety of economic and social backgrounds, and every on of their stories is unique. In short, they are just like us. And while the reasons for their plight run the gamut, even the briefest visit to some of the cities in the Western US will convince you that the problem is getting worse. In fact, it's a humanitarian crisis in cities across the Western US. HUD reports that between 2016 and 2017 alone, the number of “unsheltered” homeless people grew by 9 percent. That’s why, beginning in 2019, the Western Territory committed to doubling our current impact on homelessness through The Way Out initiative. In order to do that, we are developing more programs that prevent homelessness, operating emergency shelters, opening transitional housing, and building permanent supportive housing.

The Salvation Army has nine regions (we call them divisions) in the Western US, all with the leadership and expertise to rise to the challenge of impacting homelessness through our Way Out Initiative. Each division has an advisory board with professionals drawn from a variety of fields who volunteer their time and talent. The Salvation Army also has relationships with major corporations, government agencies and other stakeholders who want to make an impact on homelessness. We believe that the only way for us to make an impact on homelessness is to work together. No matter the role of each organization, they have a part to play, but we must combine our efforts to get it done.

The Salvation Army has 154 years of services across the globe - now in 130-plus countries - and the experience, the reach and the personnel to expertly care for people who are struggling to make ends meet. The Way Out Initiative is aimed at doubling our impact on homelessness by maximizing the resources we already have in place and building more. Currently we operate the following - with a plan to do even more: We have 65 short and long-term residential programs for homeless individuals and families, including veterans We have 14 drop-in centers for homeless individuals We have 122 social service centers that offer utility, rental and food assistance and help individuals remain housed We have 38 multi-unit apartment buildings for low-income senior citizens We have 38 residential rehabilitation programs that serve adults with substance use disorders We have 7 anti-human trafficking programs

The Salvation Army tracks statistical data from all of our centers so that we can track the type and amount of service being rendered so we can track trends and respond accordingly. The Way Out, launched in 2019 seeks to double our service capacity to care for homeless people at existing centers. We will keep a close eye on our numbers to see how we're doing and make adjustments as we go along. Here are some statistical highlights from last year in the Western US which demonstrate the scope of our existing programs to provide food and shelter and also help people in poverty keep their housing: 9,942,000 meals provided at residential facilities, shelters, drop in centers, etc. 1,612,000 food pantry requests filled 2,290,000 night of shelter provided 145,900 nights of lodging secured via hotel voucher 21,240 rental assistance requests filled 33,000 utility assistance / voucher requests filled 1,958 permanent housing secured

One of the strengths of The Salvation Army is that since no two communities are exactly the same, neither are our services. Throughout the Western US, we've established helpful programming in several services categories that help people who are already homeless or hungry, or in danger of becoming so. We have 65 short and long-term residential programs for homeless individuals and families, including veterans We have 14 drop-in centers for homeless individuals We have 122 social service centers that offer utility, rental and food assistance and help individuals remain housed We have 38 multi-unit apartment buildings for low-income senior citizens We have 38 residential rehabilitation programs that serve adults with substance use disorders We have 7 anti-human trafficking programs

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No