What is Service Extensions and Who Does it Help?
The Service Extension Department is an outreach of The Salvation Army specifically designed to reach the needs of those living in less populated and more rural areas of Northeast Ohio where a Salvation Army Communtiy Corps. is not located. Through this program, which is primarily operated by volunteers, The Salvation Army ensures that no one in Northeast Ohio is beyond the scope of The Salvation Army’s services. The mission of The Service Extension Department is to meet human need promoting the redemptive and life-changing process in the recipient, donor, and volunteer.
In What Ways Does it Help? The Service Extensions Dept. help in Social Services in utlities assistance, prescriptions, food vouncher and pantries and programs such as back-to-school supplies, coats for kids, angel tree, adopt-a-family and more!
The Service Extension department consists of two components: (1) Service Centers, and (2) Service Units.
A Service Center is operated out of its own building, has at least one staff member, and offers expanded services .
A Service Unit is located in a community church building or other facility, run solely by volunteers, and may offer a full limited array of services.
Volunteer at a Service Unit
Questions? Please contact Thomas Chmura, Regional Field Representative, at (216) 225-8986 or email at Thomas.Chmura@use.salvationarmy.org
Greater Cleveland Locations:
City, ZIP Code: Contact Information:
Bedford, 44146 Warner Batten: (440) 232-0834
Berea, 44017 Tiffany Hunt
North Olmsted, 44070 North Olmsted Senior Center, 28114 Lorain Road
Olmsted Falls, 44138 (440) 777-8100
Brecksville, 44141 Ted Lux: (440) 526-2499
Broadview Hts., 44147 Amy Washabaugh: (440) 526-4685
Independence, 44131 Kathleen Kapusta: (216) 524-7373
Seven Hills, 44131 Chris Matthews: (216) 525- 6230
Chagrin Falls, 44022 Reverend Mark Thomas
Orange, 44022 Lakewood Congregational Church
Gates Mills, 44040 (216) 221-9555
North Royalton, 44133 Debbie Burrows: Office of Aging 13500 Ridge Rd. (440) 582-6333
Solon, 44139 Reverend Mark Thomas, Lakewood Congregational Church: (216) 221-9555
Strongsville, 44136 Karen Muskoff, United Methodist Church, 18825 Royalton Rd. (440) 572-2136