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Are you in need of assistance? We're here to help.

The Omaha Salvation Army helped an average of 170,000 people last year alone. The Salvation Army offers assistance to those in need through a variety of outreach efforts both in and outside of The Kroc 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 us at 402-898-6090 to receive more information on local assistance.

Receive help in the Greater Omaha Metro Area.

The Salvation Army offers a variety of programs in our area to help individuals and families in need.

Reduced Price Memberships

It was Joan Kroc’s vision that everyone, no matter their income level or social status, be able to attend and benefit from the life-changing opportunities available at The Kroc.

Every Kroc Center offers help to individuals and families who would like to become a member but may need financial assistance. To apply for a reduced-price Kroc membership, contact 402-905-3500 or email

Reduced-Price Classes & Camps

Discounts are also available on day camps, as well as some Kroc classes and Leagues. To apply, call the front Welcome desk and inquire about scholarships for specific classes 402-905-3500.

Family Services

  • Emergency food shopping is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9–11am and 1-3:30pm at the Burrows Center 6101 NW Radial Highway. Those in need of food are eligible every 30 days.
  • Documentation needed: Photo ID, social security cards or birth certificates for everyone in the household and mail dated within the past 30 days.
  • Financial Assistance, including rent/deposit, utilities, medicine, and transportation may also be available.
  • Other immediate-needs assistance

Call 402-898-6090 for information and/or other services that may be available to you.

Burrows Center
6101 NW Radial Highway
Omaha, NE 68104
Phone: 402-898-6090
Hours: M, Tu, Th, Fri 9-11am, 1–3:30pm

Kroc Center
2825 Y Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Phone: 402-898-6070
Hours: Wed 9-11am, 1–3:30pm

The Salvation Army in Omaha offers many different kinds of assistance for homeless or near homeless families and individuals. Click here for a complete list of housing services.

Statistics from the 2014 Salvation Army Annual Report


For more information or to request help call 402-898-5900.

Greater Omaha Metropolitan Area
The Salvation Army’s mission of providing hope to the hopeless, help to the vulnerable and joy to those in despair continues each year through our Seasonal Assistance Programs.

The Salvation Army’s Turkeyfest
Homebound Older Adults can apply to receive a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings from The Salvation Army. Volunteers deliver the comfort of a meal and the hope that comes with knowing there are people who care about them. To find out if you qualify for a Thanksgiving meal, call 402-898-6090.

The Salvation Army’s Toyland Days
Metro Omaha families may apply to receive toys through The Salvation Army Toyland Days Christmas Program. New toys that are purchased are placed unwrapped at the trees, found throughout the Metro and leading up to the Toyland Days Event during the month of December. In December, The Salvation Army allows low income families to shop for their children during the annual toy distribution event. For more information on participating call 402-898-6090.

The Salvation Army’s Winter Night Watch
The Winter Night Watch program helps make cold winter nights more bearable for the homeless and near-homeless in Omaha. Two Salvation Army canteens patrol the streets of Omaha five nights per week from December 1 through the end of February. Canteens make multiple stops and provide warm meals and coats, hats, gloves and scarves.
To find out more information about these programs and others visit online at or call 402-898-6090.

The Salvation Army KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back To School Backpack Program

Every year, The Salvation Army and KETV 7 Can Help Kids team up with local business partners and sponsors to collect new school supplies and backpacks for the Back to School Backpack program.

The Back to School Backpack Program collects donations of backpacks and other school supplies starting in June & July for distribution to children in need in our community in August. In 2014, we had a record year, distributing more than 13,000 backpacks.

Backpack distribution sites are: The Omaha Kroc Center, Omaha Public Library Millard Branch and The Salvation Army North Corps Community Center.  Backpacks are distributed on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.

For more information on Backpack Distribution please call 402-898-6090.

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

Ways We Help: Salvation Army National Outreach

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.

The Salvation Army’s social service programs vary slightly with local and regional needs. For instance, there are programs and services for homeless people, victims of domestic violence, at-risk kids, and so much more.

Click on any of the programs below to visit the National Salvation Army website and learn more.