For the past 123 years The Salvation Army has had a strong presence in the counties of Marinette, Wisconsin and Menominee, Michigan and has demonstrated the ability to "Meet Human Need at the Point of Need" through various programs including: Community Meal Program, Food Pantry, Family Services, Residential Camp in East Troy, Youth Character Building Clubs, Music Lessons, Public Speakers, Men and Women's Fellowship, Church Services, Bible Studies, visits to shut-ins and those incarcerated, and more.
Community Meal Program
Community Meal Program serves lunch Monday thru Friday in Marinette, WI to ensure a nutritious meal is available to those who may not have food, may eat better if joining others, lack cooking facilities or such. A special Thanksgiving and Christmas meal is prepared for those who may not have anyone to share the holidays.
The Food Pantry is open 3 days each week and by appointment should there be a food emergency. Residents can come once a month to receive purchased and donated food to sustain meals in their own home.
Family Services provides rent and utility assistance, motel vouchers if homeless and qualify, and hygiene products. Yearly events to assist families include School Supplies, Coats for Kids, Food and Gifts for Christmas, and more. The Salvation's Army "Pathway of Hope" program will help several families each year reach a more self-sufficient status using strength based case management follow up through identified goals.
Camps for All Ages
The Salvation Army Camp of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan in East Troy offers camping and retreats to all ages, with age appropriate programs to strengthen and develop participants. Many urban families find respite during the summer. Youth and adults experience friendships from around the states of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Activities include low and high ropes, archery, fishing, crafts, music training by professional musicians, games, races, special guests, camping out, fireside activities, cabin camaraderie, and more.
Character Building programs are scouting programs for youth; encouraging outcome- based participation, camping opportunities, rallies, and more. Many of the emblems include a Christian reflection.
Shut-Ins and Jail Ministry
The Salvation Army has an active group visiting and ministering to the needs of shut-ins of local health care facilities or homebound, those in jail or prison, grandparents raising grandchildren, and more.
Spiritual programs are offered Tuesday evening in a Bible Study, Sunday School, Worship, Pastoral Counseling, and included in most programs.