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The mission of The Salvation Northeast Army Family Resource Center is to assist individuals and families in moving from crisis, to stability and sustainable independence. The Salvation Army leads and coordinates over 20 collaborating private and pubic agencies that annually serve nearly 5,000 residents in northeast Nashville.
Through its partnerships with non-profit and government agencies, families are strengthened, benefiting all age groups. Infants and toddlers thrive in affordable, quality childcare; after school, summer programs and a residential camp are available to elementary and middle school age youth, as well as enrichment and academic programs; a youth development director recruits volunteers who teach children the rules and benefits of competitive sports (football, soccer and cheerleading). An on-site primary health care clinic and on-site counseling programs offer physical and mental health services to all family members.
Salvation Army staff work closely with partner agencies for other individualized services. Adults may participate in money management classes and receive emergency financial and basic needs assistance; get referrals to GED education, computer training, and employment. Relatives raising children, especially grandparents, can access additional services to support them—ensuring that children and youth are raised in stable and nurturing families. Senior citizens and their families benefit through in-home assessments and supportive services, enabling home-bound seniors to remain in their own homes as long as possible.
The Salvation Army also partners with schools and government departments. The Metro Police Department GREAT (Gang Reduction Education and Training) program offers classes to families in setting goals; Juvenile Court coordinates with the Family Resource Center and with schools to help children and youth succeed in school and reach graduation.
Together with neighborhood residents, The Salvation Army Family Resource Center helps create a safe neighborhood. Residents and the Center sponsor health fairs, community celebrations, and neighborhood campaigns to inform residents of changes and needed improvements.