The Salvation Army partnered with the City of Chicago to create the the nation's first emergency homeless assessment and rapid-response center (EHARC) to provide families facing homelessness personalized service and support. The new facility, The Shield of Hope, is an integral part of Mayor Emanuel’s “Plan 2.0: A Home for Everyone” a broad-ranging, seven-year action plan that builds on Chicago’s original Plan to End Homelessness. Please enjoy these highlights from the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting event.
The Salvation Army is a religious, charitable and social service agency serving millions of men, women and children around the world since 1865. The organization follows the mainstream Christian belief, and its objectives are the relief of poverty and delivery of service to people in need, and the education and advancement of the Christian religion. The Army believes its service to others is the practical expression of its faith.