Entries by Sybil

Who are the Invisible Faces of the Homeless?

I met Amid* last year at our Young Adult Resource Center (YARC). At age 19, Amid stood nearly 6’8”, was jovial, and incredibly wise for his age. He was well spoken and dressed like any other young adult. Once we talked a little more, I learned he aged out of foster care and had nowhere […]

Why Veterans face Homelessness and How The Salvation Army Helps

Being a soldier with the United States Armed Forces is a badge of honor.  From the uniform they wear to the pride you hear in their voice when speaking of their service, veterans are proud to have served their country. Facing Hardships after Service But not all soldiers discharged from the service come home with […]

YARC and Tony’s Place Join Forces to Assist Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness

  The Salvation Army’s Young Adult Resource Center (YARC) has recently begun a new and important collaboration with Tony’s Place, to serve young people who are experiencing homelessness. Two Non-Profits Under One Roof The two programs will move from their current locations to share space at their new campus at 1621 McGowen Street in July. (This […]

Another Successful Christmas in July 5K!

Thanks to everybody who joined us at our Second Annual Christmas in July 5K + Kids K on Saturday, July 8th in Downtown Houston. The event started and ended in front of The Salvation Army’s Area Command, located at 1500 Austin St. CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES OF THE EVENT. CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES AT THE PHOTO […]

Aldine Westfield Boys & Girls Club Hosts ZAC Water Safety Camp for Third Consecutive Year

In continuation of a national partnership dedicated to bringing water safety education to the communities that need it most, national water-safety organization, The ZAC Foundation has selected The Salvation Army of Greater Houston’s Aldine Westfield Boys & Girls Club, 2600 Aldine Westfield, to host the Foundation’s award-winning ZAC Camp for a third year through its […]

When Helping Hurts the Homeless

How to Help the Homeless Without Hurting Them We have all been sitting at a red light when a person approaches our car asking for money or food with a sign that states, “I am homeless.” Our heart strings are pulled and we give that dollar, change, or food we may have in our car. […]

Three Days of Revival with Oscar Roan

You are invited to three days of REVIVAL with former professional football player and gifted speaker Oscar Roan. Oscar Roan is an outstanding preacher with a message that reaches everyone in the audience. Oscar was a stand-out football player at SMU and UCLA and was successful as a receiver for the Cleveland Browns and LA […]

The Salvation Army celebrated the very first National Donut Day in 1938

National Donut Day occurs on the first Friday of June. But did you know that The Salvation Army was the first to celebrate the first ever National Donut Day? The Salvation Army during World War I The Salvation Army in Chicago celebrated the first National Donut Day in 1938 to help those in need during […]