Serving Connecticut and Rhode Island, the Southern New England Division is busy, year-round, DOING THE MOST GOOD!
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The 23 Corps Community Centers are located in: (Connecticut) Ansonia, Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, Hartford (four locations), Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, and Willimantic; and in (Rhode Island) Newport, Pawtucket and Providence. There are some centers that have two very different worship programs -- one in English and one in Spanish.
Volunteer-driven Service Units are located in 51 communities throughout the two states. These units are an extension of the Army in places where a Community Center building is not located, with the exception of Winsted, where a Service Center provides food pantry, afterschool services and other programs. Service Unit volunteers can provide assistance to help people with utility and rental assistance, car repair, medical needs, and other unique services. Working in cooperation with other local agencies, a Service Unit serves to keep people in need from "falling between the cracks".