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The Salvation Army’s Greater Hartford Area Services meet the needs of a seven-town area, including: Hartford, East Hartford, West Hartford, Bloomfield, Windsor, Newington, and Wethersfield.
Celebrate Recovery New Hope
Using a 12-Steps approach proposed by AA, this program helps people deal with damaged emotions, addictive behaviors, and broken relationships. The focus is on Christ and the program is for anyone and everyone who suffers from life’s hurts, hang-ups, or habits.
Hartford Citadel Corps
Spiritual and social development programming for children and adults, including a Sunday meal program and music instruction.
Hartford North End Corps
Spiritual, social, educational and recreational opportunities are offered to enhance empowering individuals and the family.
Hartford Temple (Spanish Worship)
Spiritual and social programs for children and adults. Worship services are in Spanish.
Laotian Corps (Laotian Worship)
Sunday worship services spoken in Laotian.
Provides temporary sheltering and counseling for families and single women, helping them to transition into permanent housing. Also housed in the shelter are the Homeless Prevention, Beyond CT Shelter, Supportive Housing, and Overflow Shelter Programs.
The Right Place School Readiness
A NAEYC-accredited program for 150 children ages 3 to 5. Both centers celebrate the concept that each child is unique, preparing each one for kindergarten success.
Human Services Bureau
Case Management and Assistance
Staff advocates with other agencies and meets the needs of individuals and families.
Parents Second Time Around Program
A holistic program offering services to grandparent/relative caregivers who are caring for their grandchildren/kin full-time.
Holiday Toy Program
Toys and stocking stuffers for children ages birth to 12 years old collected and provided.
Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program
Sponsors matched with low-income families experiencing extreme hardship. Items such as clothing, household items, and toys are donated and distributed.
Holiday Meal Program
Volunteers deliver over 700 hot and nutritious meals to isolated and homebound seniors on Thanksgiving and Christmas day.
(Major David Champlin, Divisional Commander,
with Lieutenant Steven Thomas.)
New Officers Now Serving!
HARTFORD – Each year, many officers who serve our
locations take on new appointments. These decisions result in officers moving
in and out of our various locations, including several within the Southern New
England Division. As some of our communities are now under new leadership, on
July 16, their new officers came to Divisional Headquarters (DHQ) for a warm
welcome by officers and staff. These officers also learned more about how the
various departments and processes in the division function and had any and all
of their questions answered. Read about the new officers and where they are located...
Marshall House Shelter Holds Reception to Celebrate
Mucci’s Girl Scout Gold Award Project.
(L–R Joan Piercy – Girl
Scouts of CT Gold Award Mentor; Tom Bissell – Elisa Mucci’s Gold
Award liaison, connecting youth ministry suburban teens to continue visiting
the Marshall House on an ongoing basis; Capt Christine Glasco – Greater
Hartford Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary liaison; Sandra Bobowski
– President of Greater Hartford Women’s Auxiliary, the organization
that funded this Gold Award effort; Elisa Mucci – Gold Award recipient;
and Zach Pluym, Kyle Scanlon, Christian Pluym, and Samantha DiTomasso - the
"artists" from Farmington who helped create the artwork.) Read the story...
Women’s Auxiliary Spring Luncheon a Success
Great Food, Great Auction, and Great Guests!
HARTFORD – Put another Greater Hartford Women’s
Auxiliary event in the win column! Their 2014 Spring Luncheon and Auction was
held at the Pond House Café on May 8 before an enthusiastic group of
supporters and friends. This annual event drew a crowd of auxiliary members and
guests eager to participate in one of Greater Hartford’s best events. Event details, sponsors thanked, and grants awarded...
(Not to be confused with the "Builders"...
Salvationists at the show: North End Corps Sergeant-Major - Carlton Smith;
Greater Hartford Area Coordinator - Major Brian Glasco; and North End Corps
Officer - Captain Brian Thomas.)
67th Home & Remodeling Show
And The Salvation Army Team-Up for Success
HARTFORD - The Home Builders & Remodelers Association
of Central Connecticut held their 67th Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show
at the Connecticut Convention Center on February 28 and March 1 and 2. It was a
perfect weekend for the show... too cold to do any outside projects and no
snowstorms to prevent anyone from driving to the Convention Center. The event
is considered “Connecticut’s Largest Home Show” and it
certainly lived up to that. It was crowded for all three days, with many
families checking out home improvement, building, and remodeling exhibits
featuring thousands of ideas for the home and yard.
The Salvation Army of Greater Hartford participated in the event with their
Emergency Disaster Services truck (EDS). More about EDS and Major Glasco responds...
(Salvation Army's Jim Gordon presenting one
of the awards!)
United Way Campaign Raises $24,328,262
For Local Communities!
HARTFORD – The United Way of Central and Northeastern
Connecticut announced the results of their yearly campaign at fourth Best of
Awards program on Friday evening, February 28, at the Hartford Marriott
Downtown. This program showcases the community’s accomplishments and
highlights the individual workplace campaigns from around the area. Awards details and how The Salvation Army participated...
Nearly $1 Million Awarded
to Help Alleviate Homelessness in Greater Hartford
HARTFORD - Nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG) to support the work of four agencies aiding hundreds of homeless individuals and families in Greater Hartford.
Grants were awarded to the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness ($260,000), The Salvation Army of Greater Hartford ($321,000), My Sisters’ Place ($220,000) and Immaculate Conception Shelter and Housing Corporation ($174,000). HFPG provides additional details...
(Joel Johnson presenting a“large
check” to Major Brian Glasco and Jim Gordon.)
Johnson Brunetti Christmas Brunch Helps
The Salvation Army and
Hartford Families in Need!
WEST HARTFORD - The Johnson Brunetti Holiday Brunch for its
clients was held at the Pond House Café on the West Hartford-Hartford
line on Monday, December 16. As guests arrived, they came bearing gifts.
Consisting of a large number of toys and games, these gifts were left in the
front lobby for The Salvation Army to then distribute to needy families in the
Greater Hartford area. Joel Johnson also presented a large check to Major Brian
Glasco and explained why he had chosen to help The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army responds and more about Johnson Brunetti...
(Major Glasco and other staff and
volunteers filling trays with meals.)
A Hot Christmas Meal and Warm Wish For All
775 meals delivered to shut-ins Christmas morning!
HARTFORD – The Salvation Army of Greater Hartford
prepared and delivered 775 meals on Christmas, with the help of staff and
nearly 200 volunteers. This Holiday Meals Program is now a well-established
Hartford tradition, started in 1970 so that shut-ins would have a hot meal on
the two days each year that the Meals on Wheels program does not operate,
Thanksgiving and Christmas. Faces new and old were more than just meal deliverers...
Simsbury High School's First Annual Toy Drive
a Big Success
SIMSBURY - Simsbury High School students successfully sponsored their first annual “Toy Drive & Stuff a Cruiser” Event, collecting 150 toys during the two-week long drive during December. The idea was conceived by Mr. David Salonia’s SHS Connect (homeroom) class. Simsbury Patch reports on how The Salvation Army benefitted...
All I Want for Christmas Is a Birthday Party...
Meeting Needs Thanks to Your Support!
HARTFORD – The Salvation Army is blessed knowing that
through the support of people like you, we can meet needs year-round. What
follows is the story of a birthday party, made possible by a miraculous series
of “angels” that started with one individual.
Charmaine Waul, who works at nearby Trinity College, recently visited The
Salvation Army’s Marshall House Shelter to deliver winter coats and
clothing that she and her colleagues had collected. What was intended to be a
brief tour and donation drop off turned into much more. Charmaine was so moved
during her visit that she came back the very next day with bags of toys for the
children in the shelter. Her generosity, however, did not stop there. As it
would turn out, she would not be the only one to help...