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The Salvation Army offers assistance to those in need through a variety of outreach efforts both in and outside of The Salvation Army Modesto Red Shield Community Center Additionally, The Salvation Army offers a variety of programs, services and assistance both nationally and globally that you may qualify for.

Do you need help right away? Contact The Salvation Army Modesto Citadel at 209.522.3209 to receive more information on local assistance.

Receive help in Modesto.
The Salvation Army offers a variety of programs in our area to help individuals and families in need. 
All social services are provided at the Modesto Citadel, located at 625 I Street in Modesto. Learn more below.

Angel Tree Program

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program provides toys and gifts for children up to 12 years old. Each family also receives a food box. Registration Dates: October 4–29, 2021

How to Register 

  1. Visit Our Website:
  2. Enter Your Invitation Code or Zip Code
    If you do not have an invitation code, click "No" and enter your Zip Code to see if you are eligible to apply
  3. Complete the Application
    Follow the step-by-step instructions and complete the online application 
  4. Upload Documentation 
    • Upload a photo I.D. for head of household 
    • Upload birth certificates, shot records or medical cards for children ages 12 & under 
  5. Appointment Notification 
    You will be contacted by email with your pickup date & time 

Reduced Price Memberships

It is important to us at The Salvation Army that everyone, no matter their income level or social status, be able to attend and benefit from the life-changing opportunities available at The Red Shield Community Center.

Through our Member Scholarship Program, we offer help to individuals and families who would like to become a member but may need financial assistance.

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Modesto Citadel Homeless Shelter

As long as there's The Salvation Army, there's no such thing as 'no place to go.' The Salvation Army provides safe shelter to nearly 30,000 people every night through a variety of programs.

Our group homes, emergency shelters and transitional living centers provide housing, food and overnight lodging for varying amounts of time to destitute families, the homeless, the displaced and to youth where family care is undesirable or unavailable. In addition, we supplement every shelter service with emotional and spiritual support.

Call 209.522.3209 to inquire about the Modesto Homeless Shelter. Learn more at

Food Pantry

Modesto's Salvation Army Food Distribution Warehouse provides more than 3.5 million pounds of food to more than 50 different churches, organizations and agencies throughout Stanislaus County. By offering access to free, fresh produce and canned goods, we provide valuable meal supplementation while helping those in need maintain their independence and dignity.

Meal Programs

The Salvation Army in Modesto serves more than 200,000 meals every single year. From sit-down meals that provide nutritious food and valuable human interaction, to mobile meals that deliver much-needed sustenance to those who cannot reach a food distribution center, we ensure that the most vulnerable members of society do not go hungry.

Call 209.522.3209 to inquire about our food pantry program or other services that may be available to you. Learn more at

Modesto Child Development Center

The Salvation Army Modesto's Child Development Center prepares kid's for lifelong learning. Our programs are designed to foster exploration, independence and creativity.

This program is offered from 8-11am or 2-5pm, Monday–Friday, following the traditional school calendar and is designed to prepare children for kindergarten. Hands-on, multi-sensory activities, and group activities are designed to develop the whole child.

This general childcare program accepts children who are 3 to 6 years of age by December 2 of the school year and are self-sufficient with toileting.

We are open from 6:45am–5:30pm, Monday–Friday. All children must be picked up by 5:30pm or a per minute late fee will be charged. We provide breakfast, snacks and lunch for all children. A daily schedule of activities is posted in each classroom.

The Salvation Army Child Development Center is funded through the California Department of Education. Because of this, fees are determined based on income eligibility.

Please contact us at 209.342.5220 or visit us at 601 I Street for more information about fees and the enrollment process.

Adult Rehabilitation

Each year at our Stockton ARC, 100+ men successfully overcome alcohol and drug dependence.

Each year, The Salvation Army equips nearly 150,000 people across the United States to overcome alcohol and drug dependence. Here in Stockton, we focus on the following to help men and women combat addiction and prepare to reenter their communities whole and healthy again.

The Salvation Army's drug and alcohol programs are social model, work therapy programs. That means that we don't "treat" addictions with more drugs.

Instead, we train men and women in Stockton to live without drugs and alcohol through a 6-month, residential program that helps them learn about themselves, their addictions - and the God who made them and wants to set them free.

Holistic work-therapy, combined with group and individual counseling, 12-step programs, spiritual direction, and life skills development, helps residents learn to live victoriously without drugs and alcohol. We think that's a pretty powerful combination.

Call 209.466.3871 or visit to inquire about the Stockton Adult Rehabilitation Center.

Turlock Silvercrest Senior Citizens' Residence

The Turlock Silvercrest opened in January 2002 and is a modern, state of the art, three-story apartment building.

It contains 78 one-bedroom apartments and 2 management units. Each apartment has a bedroom, combination living and dining room, bath, kitchen, and two elevators serve the building. The first floor contains the building offices, a spacious lobby, a large multi-purpose recreation room and a coin-operated laundry. Rent is 30% of adjusted income and will be computed immediately prior to moving in, and will be adjusted annually.

Turlock Silvercrest was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Section 202 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.


  • This housing is intended for low income, elderly persons
  • You must verify that your annual income is below 50% of the Area
  • You must verify that you are over the age of 62

Call 209.669.8863 or visit to learn more about the eligibility guidelines and the application process.

Learn More about The Salvation Army

Many Americans are familiar with The Salvation Army's thrift stores which fund our well-known drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. And our iconic red kettles have become a symbol of the Christmas season and the spirit of giving.

But in hundreds of communities across the Western United States, The Salvation Army also operates programs and services which are designed to meet human need in Christ's name, alleviate human suffering, and promote wholeness by addressing the spiritual, social,emotional, psychological and physical well-being of those served.

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These programs are made possible through the generous efforts of donors and volunteers.

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