Who We Are

The Salvation Army in Janesville is more than a red kettle at Christmas.  Perhaps you've even thrown a few coins in the bucket.  And although this welcomed symbol appears in your community for just a short while, its impact extends far beyond the holiday season.....changing lives, one at a time, every day, all year long.

The scope of The Salvation Army's influence is vast, touching nearly every segment of society and providing help, hope, and healing for those who come within its sphere.  It is at work in more than 108 countries around the world.  And although programs vary from country to country and community to community to help people most effectively, its mission is consistent: to share the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ and meet needs without discrimination.  

In fact, The Salvation Army is recognized as one of America's foremost leaders in social services and dramatically alters the lives thousands each year who face daunting circumstances such as unemployment or homelessness.  From making the holidays happier for less fortunate families with seasonal assistance to providing quality housing for homeless adults.  The Salvation Army is intrinsically involved in people's lives and our community.  

At the heart of The Salvation Army on the local level is the Corps Community Center.  They are centers of worship, learning and service which incorporate a vast range of programs that encompass people of all ages.  They are a great place to enrich your life and where your family can grow together.  So, whether you are looking for meaningful volunteerism, diverse music opportunities or uplifting women's ministries and men's ministries, a Salvation Army Corps Community Center is a place you can belong.  

Realizing the future of society is never brighter than the present for its children; The Salvation Army places great emphasis on families and offers a wide variety of children's services such as character building programs and music lessons.  These programs help kids get off to the right start in life and develop skills which can lead to success.  

By the time people reach our doors, their lives have hit a dead end.  But at The Salvation Army they learn there's still hope.   There are still opportunities for u-turns, chances for change and new directions.  For instance, tens of thousands of people each year take the first step to breaking alcohol and drug addictions at the adult rehabilitation centers.  Others begin to find strength and resources they need to break the vicious cycle of homelessness.

Yet, The Salvation Army could never accomplish all it does alone.  To maximize its service, it often networks with governments, other agencies, churches and advisory organizations composed of community leaders who bring their wisdom and expertise to the organization.  They, along with the many volunteers, join us to improve the landscape of our nations by changing one life at a time.