The Salvation Army of Kootenai County desires to be a part of your solution as you move from a point of crisis to a point of sustainability. We are here to help you build a plan, access resources and move in a positive direction knowing you have value.
Do you need help right away? Contact us at to find out how to move from crisis and vulnerability to stability and eventually self-sufficiency, tracking your progress along the way.
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Our aim is to carry out the ministry of reconciliation by serving others through building relationships that honor and dignify. We aim to come alongside to help individuals and families improve their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Learn more below.
It is important to us at The Salvation Army Kroc Center 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.
Through our Kroc Member Scholarship Program, we offer help to individuals and families who would like to become a member but may need financial assistance.
Each year 200 Middle School and Elementary School children participate in the Operation Clothe a Child Program, which is designed to provide up to $100 worth of brand new clothing to students in Kootenai County.
Students are pre-selected by their school counselor who would be most blessed from this opportunity. All fundraising is handled through The Salvation Army; there is no cost to the schools or families. All volunteers that help with the program have received child safety training.
Please contact your local school to see if they are participating in this program.
Every February, around Valentine’s Day, The Salvation Army Coeur d’Alene Kroc Center aims to fill the food gap in our community by providing healthy food to over a dozen Food banks and pantries in Idaho’s five Northern counties. The Kroc Center Community Outreach Team & Kroc Church encourage community members to fill a bag. We, in turn, deliver the hundreds of food items to area food banks and churches to provide families in need during the winter season when giving is low and shelves are empty.
To find out more about how you can be a recipient of the Families Feeding Families Food Drive, contact one of the following organizations:
Bonners Ferry Community Action Partnership:
Canvas Church Food Pantry:
Coeur d’Alene Community Action Partnership:
Disabled Veterans of America:
Father Bill's Kitchen - St. Vincent dePaul:
Heart of the City-Father's House Ministry:
Kalidescope Community Services:
Lake City Church Food Bank:
Post Falls Food Bank:
Priest Lake Lutheran Church:
Priest River (Bonner County): Food Bank:
Rathdrum Food Bank:
Shoshone County Community Action Partnership:
Spirit Lake Food Bank:
St. Maries First Baptist Church:
Wallace Food Bank:
West Bonner County Food Bank:
The Kroc Center offers free and low-cost education opportunities for adults and seniors. These classes and support groups are meant to help you learn, grow and move forward as a person. Although most classes are free, it's important to register in advance to make sure that you reserve your spot.
Discounts are available on Day Camps and most Kroc Classes for families in need. To apply, download the Class Scholarship Request Form and return to the front desk or email to.
The Salvation Army Coeur d’Alene Kroc Center offers emergency assistance through a Voucher Program in partnership with area agencies to help serve the community through helping those in a state of personal emergency.
If you find yourself in crisis and in need of emergency assistance, contact one of our partnering agencies to set up an appointment. Recipients can receive up to one voucher per year.
St. Vincent de Paul of North Idaho,
Family Promise of North Idaho,
Addressing the root causes of poverty in addition to our history of compassionate serving. We want to hear your story, review a budget and come alongside you to help you build a plan to meet the budget gap. Mentoring and prayer partners are equipped and ready to walk with you on your journey to self-sufficiency.
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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.