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The Salvation Army provides year-round programs to help women and children in low-income communities thrive.

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"It's got me a place to live and stability. Without this program I don't know where I would be."

"I chose my daughter over my job," says Chaunte. Knowing the importance of family, she was forced to leave her job in order to properly care for her unstable daughter. After looking for help, a friend of Chaunte's suggested The Salvation Army. During her stay at the Haven Interim Housing, Chaunte's case manager helped her find a job. Now she and her two children are living in their own place. She is so grateful for the help she has received and is looking forward to what the future holds for her family.

142 people woke up on this campus today. The  Door of Hope is a 7-acre campus with programs designed to give hope and transform lives. 

We work from the heart.

The new and growing profile of homelessness is mothers with children.

The Door of Hope has continually helped women in crisis, especially those with children, since 1931.

Countless women and their families have come to the Door of Hope with no home or plan and have built new lives through the opportunities provided to them.


Contact us if you're in need.

With career counseling, the women focus on finding a job and learn to budget, often saving 80% of their income.

A six-month follow-up study shows that 92% of the center's graduates are still in permanent housing, a figure 31% higher than the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's expected standard.

(858) 279-1100
Megan Dowell, Director: megan.dowell@usw.salvationarmy.org

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Door of Hope: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday
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