The Salvation Army of Newark, Ohiois dedicated to serving the men, women, and children who are at-risk and in need of financial, social service, and spiritual support. We work everyday to elevate individuals up from despair to provide hope and assistance. In teaching life skills, we provide individuals with an opportunity to maximize their physical, emotional, and spiritual being to affect life change.
Newark Programs & Services | Meeting basic needs of all who come
With 'heart to God and hand to man', The Salvation Army strives to meet the basic needs of all who come seeking help. Taking immediate care of the basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing and safety is an important first step in the development of a more positive and permanent life change in the people we help.
It is essential to note that at no time the participation in spiritual activities be required as a condition for receiving needed services. All service given in the name of Jesus for meeting human needs and caring for hurting persons is in and of itself valued and is a spiritual ministry.
Current List of Programs and Services
Soup Kitchen: Lunch (Monday – Saturday: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm) | Dinner (Monday – Sunday: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
Emergency Shelter: We have a 60-bed shelter with Men's, Women's, and Family wings. Please call for details and requirements. Other case management services available to residents. For more information contact our office at (740) 345-8120.
Emergency Food Pantry: The Emergency Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Call the office for requirements at (740) 345-8120.
Food-A-Rama: This is a free food give-away that occurs every Thursday starting at 12:30 pm first come, first served.
Emergency Social Services: We assist with helping Licking County residents keep their utilities connected. We also have funding for rent assistance under our homelessness prevention funding for qualified applicants. Please call our office for details and requirements.
Power For Life: Power For Life is an after-school program for girls in Middle and High School. This program meets Monday through Friday during the school year from 3:00p - 6:00pm. Transportation is provided on an as-needed basis for those attending Newark Public Schools. The program does not meet when Newark Public Schools are not in session. The program offers homework help and a safe environment to fellowship, fun activities, an opportunity to learn life-building skills, and great field trips. For more information, please call: (740) 345-8120.
The Point: The Point is Teen-Girl Bible Study on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30p. Dinner is available, and transportation for a limited number of students is available after class only. Students participate in quarterly service projects and go on field trips. For more information, please call the Youth Ministries Department at (740) 345-8120 x 109. The program does not meet beginning the week of Thanksgiving through the first week in January. Summer sessions are offered at an earlier time of day. Participants are welcome to bring a friend to join in on the fun! We are currently developing a similar program for Teen Boys.
Club 3:16: Club 3:16 is for both boys and girls ages 6-12. The program offers the CORPS TROOPS programming, the younger girls enroll in the Sunbeam Troop, older girls - Girl Guards Troop, and younger boys - the Explorers Troop. Each troop works on badges, and the program offers planned activities such as dancing, singing, sports, crafts and many other opportunities. For more information, please call the Youth Ministries Department at (740) 345-8120 x 109. The program does not meet beginning the week of Thanksgiving through the first week in January. Summer sessions are offered at an earlier time of day. Participants are welcome to bring a friend to join in on the fun!
Jr. Soldier & Corps Cadet Training: Jr. Soldier classes are offered on Wednesday, Corps Cadet Training is offered on Sundays. We offer these specialized programs for those who wish to pursue a closer relationship with the Lord, and have an interest in a life of serving others. Please call the Youth Ministries Department for information and requirements; (740) 345-8120 x 109.
Adult Bible Study: Adult Bible Study takes place Thursdays. Call for more information.
Senior Soldier Classes: Senior Soldier classes are offered throughout the year on an as-needed basis. The program is taught by our Corps Officer and is specifically for those who wish a much deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, and are willing to serve in his or her community as a soldier of The Salvation Army. Please call (740) 345-8120 for more information and requirements.
Women's Ministry: Women’s Ministry (Home League) meets Thursdays at noon during the Holidays and is open to women age 14 and older. The gals go on great field trips, and welcome new members to a special time of fellowship and fun! Please call for more information.
Quilt & Craft Club: The Quilt and Craft Club meets at 4:30 pm on Mondays. Whether you are a beginner or expert, join with the creative people that enjoy their time of fellowship and fun! New members welcome. Please call the office for details.
Summer Day Camp: Summer Day Camp lasts a total of 9 weeks during the summer. The program is open to kids ages 6-12 and is focused on fun and educational experiences. Day Camp includes breakfast, lunch and a snack Monday through Friday and operates from 8:15 am – 4:30 pm. Morning hours are dedicated to educational studies to continue learning through the summer months while the afternoons are dedicated to recreational activities. Each week has a planned field trip to places such as: the zoo, COSI, State House, Clippers baseball game, Wilds, etc.
Christmas Cheer Program: Applications are taken the end of October and the beginning of November for those needing assistance in providing Christmas gifts for children under the age of 14.
Newark, Ohio Advisory Board | You Can Help Make a Difference
The Advisory Board stands in service to the mission of The Salvation Army and is an essential component to its success. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to be a liaison between The Salvation Army and the community at large.
The board represents The Salvation Army to the community through advocacy, access, and fundraising. The Board also ratifies all major initiatives and monitors operations in light of community realities, property matters, budgets, and related items.
The Board stays informed through its regular meetings, and through its committees and Advisory Councils. Executive and AdHoc committees meet intermittently to take up specific issues, and make recommendations.
The development committee of the Board is directly responsible for fundraising alongside our Development staff. Our Board members help identify new prospective funders, they cultivate relationships, serve as natural partners, make introductions for Development staff to meet with new prospective donors, and they solicit gifts for our annual campaign, benefit events and any special initiatives and/or seasonal programs. They help leverage significant dollars each year.
Vice Chairperson & Community Relations Co-Chair
Treasurer & Finance chair
John Bakos (L)
Tim Bubb (CR Chair)
Herbert Gregg (P Chair)
Kaye Hartman (C Chair)
Michele Layman (B&E)
Donna Masters (ED Chair)
Lee Zazworsky (N Chair)
Interested in learning more about the Advisory Board or becoming a member? Please call (740) 345-8120 or email Lieutenant Denise R. Martin at DeniseR.Martin@use.SalvationArmy.org