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The Salvation Army Lighthouse Transitional Shelter - Update in Services - 06/30/17

The Salvation Army Lighthouse Transitional Shelter, located in Salem, Oregon, will be updating its current services to further support those in Marion and Polk Counties experiencing homelessness, and to adjust to the new fiscal challenges facing many shelters in Oregon.

With 86 beds available in the shelter, The Salvation Army wants to ensure that they can provide a safe and sober place to sleep, as well as provide hot meals to bring nutrition and comfort for those who reside in the shelter. To accomplish this, the shelter will be transitioning to a overnight-shelter where these amenities will be offered. As well, more emphasis will be placed at The Salvation Army's social service office, located on the same property, to assist with bed placement and referral assistance for additional services.

"We are making every effort to continue support for those who are already residents of our shelter and make sure that future residency will be available for those in need." -Captain Dan Williams, Administrator and Coordinator of The Salvation Army in Marion and Polk Counties.

The Salvation Army has been faithfully serving Marion and Polk counties in since 1887 through the generosity of the community, and are always seeking new ways to better our services. For an opportunity to make a difference in the life of someone in need, or to learn more about what the Salvation Army is doing in Marion and Polk County please visit

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