RESTORATION CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FOR SPRINGFIELD AND SANGAMON COUNTY
After more than 126 years of continuous service to people in need in Springfield and Sangamon County The Salvation Army is facing its greatest challenge…
Requests for its services have increased significantly over the past 10 years, even more so as a result of the prolonged economic downturn, rising jobless rates and home foreclosure rate;
The current Corps, Community Services and Shelter facility is too small and was not designed for the level of services being offered.
The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center, which serves up to 85 men in a structured and very successful recovery program needs to undertake several facility renovations.
Following years of strategic planning and an analysis of a number of available properties, the Army’s advisory board recommended the purchase and renovation of the 3-story building at 100 North 9th Street.
The cost of improvements to the Adult Rehabilitation Center and the relocation of the Corps, Community Services and Shelter will be $6.8 million. The result of these capital projects will include
An increase from 34 to more than 100 beds in the homeless shelter program for men, women and family units;
An addition of 3 exam rooms for our in-house medical clinic serving homeless and low income individuals and families in Springfield – staffed by Doctors and Nurses from Capital Community Health Care and SIU School of Medicine.
- A significant expansion in the size of the Army’s food pantry program and an addition of a walk in cooler and freezer.
A separate floor for youth programming targeting neighborhood at-risk kids as well as children of families in the shelter program
- Increased space for casework/counseling, program staff and administrative functions.
- … and much more