• We Serve Those Who Have Served Our Country

    Today, The Salvation Army serves hundreds of thousands of veterans in need every year—providing comfort, support, counseling, shelter, and more.

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Veterans make up 8% of the homeless population in the U.S.

Homelessness, PTSD, self-medication, and addiction have caused many of those who gave everything to lose everything.


The Salvation Army Serves Hundreds
of Thousands of Veterans Through:

Shelters

We offer a home to those who have protected ours. Whenever a veteran doesn’t have any place to go, it’s an honor to give them a place to rest their head, a hot meal, help finding employment, and a fresh start.

Adult Rehabilitation Centers

Those who fought to protect us often find themselves battling PTSD and drug and alcohol addiction after returning home. At our Adult Rehabilitation Centers, we offer faith-based recovery and work programs in addition to other veteran services to help our country’s bravest overcome these struggles and return home to their families.

Community

Veterans often find themselves battling loneliness and depression years after returning home. The Salvation Army is committed to standing beside those who stood up for us by offering a variety of veteran services to meet their needs. Whether it’s phone cards to call home, wheelchair assistance, large-print Bibles, or a friendly smile and companionship for the afternoon, we’re always ready to come to their aid.

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Our veterans are still fighting battles

At least 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from PTSD and/or depression.

A $25 donation helps provide one veteran a week of counseling at The Salvation Army.

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PTSD can lead to addiction.

More than 20% of veterans with PTSD also suffer from an addiction or dependence on drugs or alcohol.

Our veterans programs offer group sessions that allow veterans to share personal struggles with each other, support one another, and know they are not alone.

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Coming home to homelessness.

Veterans of our armed forces represent 8% of the U.S. homeless population.

A $200 donation to The Salvation Army provides a veteran with shelter and a bed for one week.

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Veterans Bridge Program

The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham is committed to standing beside those who stood up for us by offering the Veterans Bridge Program. The program, which is a partnership between The Salvation Army and the Department of Veteran Affairs, provides veterans with the services necessary to transition from homelessness to permanent supportive housing. The services include case management, resource referral, coordination of medical, mental health, and addiction services as well as education services, housing placement and job training. Up to 10 Veterans normally stay for 90 days in dorms and are provided with 3 meals and finances for laundry. The program also provides in-house activities including weekly outings, gym membership, bicycle and book clubs, games and monthly trips. If you know of a veteran who is struggling and needs a hand, please call  LaQuan Jackson, the program’s case manager, at 205-328-2420 or LaQuan.Jackson@uss.salvationarmy.org