The Salvation Army, a faith-based nonprofit serving Miami since 1913, extends a resourceful hand of assistance to families in greatest need so that they may lift themselves from crisis to stability and independence. The Salvations Army Red Shield Lodge offers 280 beds distributed among three lodges: Men’s, Women and Family, and Here’s Hope (for the sick) that provide temporary housing to women and families, single men, veterans, and persons dealing with HIV/AIDS and/or other infirmities. These temporary programs are designed to empower residents to regain their independence and return to being self-sufficient members of our community. The Social Services Department is shaped as a support network that assists shelter residents with day-to-day care and services. This support system consists of Case Management, 24-hour and 7-days a week staff supervision, janitorial and kitchen staff. Additionally, the department offers life skills, short-term crisis counseling, employment resources, substance abuse classes, and group therapy.
Summer camp participants at The Salvation Army Edison Corps located in Little Haiti.
Mozart Charles, Music Director teaching children at The Salvation Army Edison Corps located in Little Haiti.
Major Castillo, The Salvation Army Citadel Corps located in Little Havana.
Church group who volunteers to serve our shelter residents on a monthly basis.
Our canteen serving people during a disaster.
Food for the Needy
The Food for the needy program provides assistance to all Miami-Dade community residents who are in need of food on a weekly basis. The assistance provided to these community members are: food distribution (bags of food) in order to alleviate hunger, with the goal of providing nutrition to those who are impacted by natural or man made events. The overall goal of this service is to assist those who are most in need, to provide immediate assistance and to prevent them from further deterioration in their current state of crisis.
Shelter for the Homeless
The Salvation Army shelter is a temporary home to 260 men, women and children recovering from a number of personal crises. In a safe, clean environment, it offers housing, meals, case management, life skills classes, counseling and most importantly, a loving support network dedicated to transforming lives for good.
School for the Performing Arts
The Salvation Army School for the performing Arts, launched in 2013, offers free music lessons to students in the areas of Little Havana, Hialeah, and Little Haiti under a safe, loving environment. The unified curriculum includes beginner lessons of brass, guitar and piano. The Salvation Army's long music tradition shows that children who attend art and music programs become more responsible and sociable. As such, they dedicate their time to helping their communities be transformed for good.
Disaster Relief Services
The Salvation Army is a leader in emergency services, providing South Florida with the best immediate care and long term support in the event of a natural disaster or local crisis. With our new Emergency Disaster Services Center located in Hialeah, FL, one "Canteen" (mobile unit) based in Miami and hundreds more available for deployment, The Army is fully equipped to serve our community with food, comfort, grief counseling and emergency response.
Mr. Matthew Rigg
Mr. Ray Barreto
Vice - Chair
Mr. Lawrence P. Gautier
Dana L. Clay Gong
Roger E. Langer
Edward W. Easton
Captain Enrique Azuaje
Executive Director/Miami Area Commander
Captain Nancy Azuaje
Associate Miami Area Commander
Social Services Director
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.