Human Services Bureau


The Human Services Bureau provides Case Management, Food Pantry, Operation Fuel, Summer Youth Camp Experiences, Parents Second Time Around, as well as Holiday Opportunities for Greater Hartford. Please see below for more information on these programs.

Case Management and Assistance

The case management team begins with an assessment of individual and family needs. Our priority is to give a personal approach to care and empower the people we serve. We work with local agencies to help individuals and families navigate through the process of getting the resources they need. The following are the zip codes we service at our office. Please contact Patricia Arboled for your corresponding zip code. You can also click either her name to send her an email.

Patricia Arboleda
Hartford - 06103, 06106, 06114
West Hartford - 06107, 06110, 06117, 06119
Wethersfield - 06109
Newington - 06111

Patricia Arboleda
Hartford - 06105, 061112, 06120
East Hartford - 06108, 06118
Bloomfield - 06002
Windsor - 06095

Parents Second Time Around Program

A holistic program offering services to grandparent/relative caregivers who are caring for their grandchildren full-time. For more information please contact Lauren Fair via Email at or call 860-543-8413 ext. 110.

Operation Fuel

The Salvation Army, through the help of Operation Fuel, will administer a utility assistance program for clients who need help with meeting their utility needs. If you live in Hartford, with a zip code of 06103, 06106, or 06114, we can help. Want to know if you qualify for electric or gas utility assistance? You must have a shut-off notice, no utility service, or be 30 days past due. For more information, contact Patricia Arboleda via Email at or call at 860-543-8413 ext. 101.

Summer Youth Camp

Camp CONNRI is situated on 272 acres of rolling hills, overlooking a pristine 50-acre lake in Ashford, Connecticut. Campers enjoy a wide variety of activities including: swimming, hiking, fishing, kayaking, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, nature studies, arts and crafts, low ropes, geocaching, and much more. If you are looking for a place where your child can experience a good-old-fashioned summer, contact Yazmin Cruz at or call (860) 543-8413 for more information.

Seasonal Programs

Holiday Meals for homebound seniors on Thanksgiving and Christmas; Toys are collected and provided for children; Families identified as most in need are “adopted” for holidays; Children attend Camp CONNRI, a residential summer camp located in Ashford, CT. For more information, please contact Yazmin Cruz at or call (860) 543-8413.

Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program

Sponsors are matched with low-income families who are experiencing extreme hardship. Items such as clothing and toys are donated and distributed. Gift cards are also given to families so they can purchase household items. For more information, please contact Yazmin Cruz at or call (860) 543-8413 for more information.

Holiday Meal Program

Volunteers help deliver hundreds of meals to Greater Hartford’s elderly population on Thanksgiving and Christmas day. For more information, please contact Yazmin Cruz at or call (860) 543-841.

Help Us Help Others

Volunteer During the Holidays

We offer many ways to get involved during November and December to help us help those most in need this holiday season. Help us make the holidays for those less fortunate bright, please click here for flyers and other details.

Host a Food Drive

Help feed hungry men, women and children by conducting a food drive at work, school, church, or in your neighborhood.

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GHAS_Food Drive _Box_flat.pdf 4.3 MB

Grant an Emergency Materials Wish

We are in need of emergency material donations of furniture, bedding, and food. Please click here for details.

Greater Hartford Women's Auxiliary

The purpose of The Salvation Army Greater Hartford Women’s Auxiliary is to support the work and programs of The Salvation Army. It is their goal to improve the lives of persons in need in our local area. Their members share their time, talent, and treasure by paying dues, making donations of cash and goods, volunteering with programs and working on, and attending fundraising events. More...

Other Volunteer Opportunities


Learn more about other Salvation Army Volunteer opportunities

Our HSB Location

Hartford Temple Corps

225 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 543-8413 / Fax: (860) 882-0588

Greater Hartford Area Services Coordinator

Major JR Fritsch

Major JR Fritsch

Mission Statement

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.

Doing The Most Good!

Whether it's embracing the homeless, uplifting the abused or abandoned, training and mentoring the disadvantaged, providing character building programs for youth, or assisting the displaced or elderly, The Salvation Army's goal remains the same: serving the most people, meeting the most needs, DOING THE MOST GOOD!