On this page, you will find information about the following Child Care and Youth Programs:
Our Place Day Care | Bridging the Gap | Continuum of Care for Men | Camp Wonderland Camperships
And these Program Services:
Drop-In Day Shelter | Emergency Assistance | Holiday Assistance | Community Feeding Program
Silver Threads Senior Program | Senior Vacations | League of Mercy Visitations
Our Place is a day care program offered for homeless children. The program serves 26 children daily. Fully licensed and operated by a certified director and teachers, Our Place offers children a safe and loving environment to develop during their early years.
Our Place also affords the children's mothers with the opportunity to participate in job and housing searches, job training programs, and counseling session without the worry of trying to obtain child care services. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
Bridging The Gap is a 12-week prevention/intervention program to teach positive life skills to at-risk youth ages 12-17. The program is offered at no cost to the family. In addition to voluntary enrollment and self-referral, participants may be referred to our program from the Dept. of Social Services, the court system, schools, or other local agencies.
The program aims to provide the teenagers with skills and community resources as well as the necessary tools for positive and successful decision-making. The program features group activities and discussions, peer guidance, and guest speakers. Areas addressed include anger management, substance abuse, education, and employment. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
Heart to God, Hand to Man. The Salvation Army's Continuum of Care for Men is changing lives one step at a time. Through our Drop-In Shelter and Emergency Shelter, men receive shelter, food and medical assistance. Those who are sober and desire a change may be considered for enrollment in our Umoja Program., which is a faith-based, residential, recovery and transitional program for men. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
Each summer, we provide children with an opportunity to camp and experience a week filled with fun programs at our Camp Wonderland in Sharon, Mass. Camp Wonderland is a fully-licensed and accredited camp that offers affordable, one-week vacations to children whose families may otherwise not be able to send their child to camp.
We give kids a chance to take a summer vacation where they can experience nature, make new friends, and develop new talents all in a safe and supportive environment. Activities include pontoon boat rides, swimming in the lake, arts & crafts, music education, sporting activities, games, and Bible study.
Price is based on the size of the child's family and their income, and in cases of extreme hardship, may be subsidized.
Medical and mental health care are accessible through our collaboration with Health Care for the Homeless and Tri-City Mental Health Services.
To find out more, please call us at 617.547.3400.
A wide variety of assistance is offered to individuals and families in need and is available on an as-needed basis.
Each person is given individual attention during the process of intake, evaluation, and case management. After an assessment of need, family qualifications and program requirements, assistance may be given in areas such as:
-Utility assistance through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund
-Food/grocery store vouchers
-Referrals and case management
When appropriate, referrals are given to other agencies that may better serve the client's needs (such as food stamps, employment resources, and housing services).
Please call 617.547.3400 to schedule an appointment.
Special efforts are made to assist individuals and families during the Holiday season with food baskets, toys and winter clothing. Click Here for sign up information.
Last year, over 375 Teddy Bears were decorated and dressed for children in need. Over 300 Thanksgiving turkeys were given to families in need. Over 800 gifts were given to nursing home residents and Christmas gifts were given to over 290 families and 970 children.
In addition to serving meals daily to participants at our Drop-In Shelter, The Lodge, Senior Citizens, and the children of Our Place, we also are joined by Cambridge residents every Wednesday night for a community dinner. Anyone in need of a warm, nutritious meal is welcome.
Daily programs featuring a variety of activities, such as arts and crafts are offered. Over 180 seniors participate each year.
Senior citizens can enjoy the benefits of attending The Salvation Army's Conference Center and Camp facilities in Sharon, MA.
One-week vacations are offered to seniors at our Wonderland Conference Center. Along with enjoying the camaraderie with their peers, seniors enjoy a multitude of activities such as riding pontoon boats on the lake, playing shuffleboard and tennis or taking short sightseeing day trips. The Senior citizens pay for the expenses of attending the facility and every effort is made to keep costs extremely affordable for those on a fixed income.
A group designed to visit those who are sick and shut-in. Operating year round, visits are made to individuals at local hospitals, nursing homes, jails, and residential facilities. Volunteers are always welcome.
For more information on these services, please contact the Cambridge Corps at 617.547.3400
or visit them at 402 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.