The Salvation Army operates a corps (church) and community center in Southeast Roanoke. Located in the former Belmont elementary school, the building is home to the administrative offices, classrooms, gym, full-service kitchen and cafeteria. Seven days a week, activities are taking place in the center, including worship services and programs in the chapel, youth character building programs, adult educational classes, a community art group, and “Seniors with Spirit” (senior day care), depending on the time of year. The large gym is used for Salvation Army programs and rentals.
Across from this building you will find the Salvation Army’s community garden where neighbors lovingly tend to their vegetable gardens.
The Pathway of Hope initiative, which seeks to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty, is housed in this building as is crisis case management services and seasonal programs like Angel Tree.
COMING SOON: The New Day Center is a drop-in center for youth ages 18-24 aging out of foster care or at-risk of homelessness. It provides a safe place for youth to relax, receive wrap around community services, attend educational classes, take a shower, do laundry and get a bite to eat.
The Turning Point is the area’s only secure center for survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual exploitation & human trafficking in the Roanoke Valley. Its location is undisclosed and is a national award winning program that practices trauma informed care for clients and their children. Due to the nature of this program there is a separate volunteer training around the issues of domestic violence.
The Family Thrift store on Williamson Road is the donation processing center and retail store for the Roanoke Valley. Proceeds from the store fund local programs. It is also a place for the community to gather, shop, and build friendships with caring and supportive thrift store staff.
Counties We Serve: Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt County, Craig County, City of Salem and the Vinton
One of the largest charitable and service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865, helping those in need without discrimination. The Salvation Army provides food for the hungry, companionship to the elderly and ill, shelter for victims and their families of intimate partner and family violence, clothing and shelter to the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled and many more services to assist those in need. The Salvation Army is considered one of the nation's most popular charities with a national average of 82 percent of all financial contributions applied directly to charitable services.