Serving Greater Waterbury Since 1892!

Salvation Army Waterbury Shelter Food Pantry

Watch how The Salvation Army Waterbury Family Shelter is providing a safe place for those in need.

Learn About the Waterbury Family Shelter

The Salvation Army in Greater Waterbury continues to express compassionate aid through emergency relief assistance to natural and man-made disasters, emergency welfare assistance, social and character building programs, visitation and pastoral care, residential summer camps for youth and seniors, missing persons bureau services, holiday assistance, and its Family Emergency Shelter.

Weekly Schedule

10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Holiness Meeting

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m – Food Pantry
11:30 a.m. – Bread Table

6:00 p.m. – Women's Ministry for Church

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Food Pantry
6:00 p.m. – Women's Ministry for Community

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Food Pantry
11:30 a.m. – Bread Table
10:00 a.m. – Prayer Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Praise Band Rehearsal
6:00 p.m. – Senior Soldier Class
7:00 p.m. – Youth Band Practice

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Youth Program
(Youth Band, Corps Cadets, Junior Soldier class)

Other Programs offered in Greater Waterbury

Flex Fund

The Salvation Army is the lead portal for the Flex Fund Program provided by The United Way of Greater Waterbury. This program provides a one-time emergency assistance to households experiencing a financial crisis to prevent them from entering into homelessness.

Food Pantry

Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00-11:00. It is Consumer Choice giving the consumers the right to choose the food of their choice.

Emergency Assistance Program

Provides energy assistance for households experiencing hardships. It runs from October through April.

Holiday Assistance Program

Food assistance is given for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner. Christmas gifts are provided to children in over 300 households. This program utilizes many corporate sponsors to purchase gifts from our Angel Tags and/or “Adopt-a-Family” option.

Summer Camp

Partnered with United Way of Greater Waterbury, this program sends children to a weeklong overnight Salvation Army camp in Ashford, CT. The children are able to enjoy many different activities for the week at no cost to the parents.

Emergency Case Management Services

The Salvation Army provides emergency case management to anyone experiencing a difficult time. The case manager will make referrals to other providers to ensure that the client’s emergency needs are met.

Rapid Rehousing Program

This housing program receives referrals from individuals and families currently experiencing homelessness. The program provides 6-12 months of rental assistance while providing case management to the household to ensure they are being prepared to live independently when the household graduates from the program. This program has on-going seminars and classes available on budget and employment, tenant responsibilities and more.

Permanent Supportive Housing – Freedom Walk

This housing program provides family and individual housing units to people who are diagnosed with a disability that that makes them unable to work independently and therefore can never pay rent. These households are scattered throughout Waterbury and all have intense case management services to ensure that the residents are able to live independently and safely.

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!

Help Us Help Others

Whether you contribute financially, donate goods, give your time, or support us through social media, with your help, The Salvation Army in Greater Waterbury can continue to reach out to individuals and families to offer a hand-up, not a hand-out. Please contact us if interested in supporting our efforts or if you are in need of assistance.


Our Waterbury Location

Waterbury Corps

74 Central Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 754-7056 / Fax: (203) 753-6621


Serving: Middlebury, Oakville, Prospect, Waterbury, Watertown, and Wolcott.

Waterbury Corps Officers

Captains Bang

Captains James & Jina Bang

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