What We Do
For more than 125 years, The Salvation Army of Southern California has provided services and hope to those in need from San Luis Obispo to Orange County. The Salvation Army's history of public service dates back to 1865, over the years it has since evolved into a social service provider of unmatched scope and breadth - delivering assistance to those in need without discrimination
Social services are provided at 40 separate program sites throughout the Southland. There are also 33 Community Centers (Corps) and 43 area Salvation Army Thrift Stores and Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs).
Every year, The Salvation Army helps nearly 30 million people, roughly one person per second. Donations help provide more than 10 million nights of shelter, roughly 58 million meals, and after-school and substance abuse programs. During the holiday season, nearly 4.2 million people rely on The Salvation Army to provide their families with warm meals on Christmas Day or toys for their children. Through The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program, more than 1 million children receive necessities and toys.