Basic Needs Emergency Assistance

Our Emergency Shelter provided 23,506 nights of lodging to homeless men and women in 2018. Our services to the homeless include assistance with food, clothing, job placement, education and budgeting classes, and assistance finding permanent housing. Extended Stay and Paid Stay program available through caseworker.

Individuals must be age 18 or older to use the shelter. This program does not accept sex offenders or anyone with outstanding warrants.

Check-in is at 6:30 p.m. every night, year-round.

Community Weather Station

During extreme heat, cold, or heavy rain, The Salvation Army opens its doors to anyone needing temporary protection from the elements, including citizens that aren’t homeless but don’t have air conditioning or heat in their homes.  The Salvation Army dining hall, located inside The Salvation Army’s Community Kitchen is opened as a cooling, warming, or drying station when needed.  The availability of the weather station is announced by posting weather flags outside the building: BLUE for rain, RED for cooling, WHITE for warming. The flags signal that the station is open to receive clients.

During extremely cold conditions at night, The Salvation Army Shelter will take as many individuals as there are beds, on a first come first served basis. For more information call 256-536-8876.

Located at:

305 Seminole Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805