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Our youth programs cover a wide range of needs--anything from childcare, to after school programs, to summer camp, and even toys at Christmas.
Even though our first priority is to meet basic human needs, we recognize the importance of programs that go beyond the basics of food, shelter, clothing, and safety. Each of our centers operates their own programs so be sure to check with your local center for a complete list of their programs.
The Salvation Army operates a licensed child care center in the South of Market area of San Francisco, which serves homeless families residing at Harbor House Transitional Living Center as well as low-income families who work or live in the surrounding community. The Harbor House Child Care Center serves infants, toddlers and preschool age children.
After School Programs
Primarily designed to benefit school age children and their parents, the After School Program provides tutoring and fellowship for children, as well as a light meal.
From June through August, The Salvation Army provides school age children a safe and nurturing environment in which to have fun and learn about the world around them. Through quality educational activities, exciting field trips and personal enrichment programs children are encouraged to grow and expand their minds. Most Summer Day Camp programs are open from early morning to late afternoon and children are fed breakfast, lunch and a snack. Costs range from $30-$260 per week. There is a registration fee and scholarships are also available.
Camp Redwood Glen
Redwood Glen, established in 1946, is a Christian Camp and Conference Center set in beautiful Scotts Valley, nine miles north of Santa Cruz, California, just off Highway 17. The primary purpose of Redwood Glen has been our summer residential camping program designed primarily for at-risk and underprivileged children.