The Salvation Army-Harbor Lights

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(313) 361-6136

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3737 Lawton, Detroit, MI 48208


Please call for eligibility questions.


We offer a wide range of services: pastoral counseling, emergency assistance, transitional housing programs, sports and recreation activities, music programs and many other weekly and special events. The Salvation Army community center provides recreation, group fellowship and programs and a summer day camp.

We are a part of the evangelical Christian church: all worship and weekday activities are open to the public.

Emergency Services

The Detroit Harbor Light site administers an Emergency Assistance Program which provides food boxes, utility assistance and Holiday assistance for low-income individuals, and homeless families.

Legal Aid

The William Booth Legal Aid Clinic is located within the Harbor Light System's Acres of Hope campus in Detroit. The clinic provides legal services to Harbor Light clients as well as individuals in the Metro Detroit area who are at or below the poverty level. The legal staff consists of practicing lawyers and senior law students who are able to represent clients in court proceedings. Some of the cases handled by the WBLAC include, but are not limited to, custody issues, landlord tenant disputes, and social security and disability issues.

Winter Coats for Metro Detroit Children

This Salvation Army collects donations of gently used coats as well as money to purchase coats for distribution to school children(preschool-12th grade) from low-income families. Eligible families receive a vouchers to be taken to a designated Salvation Army Thrift Store, where they select coats for their children.

Bed and Bread Club

 Since 1988, The Bed & Bread Club trucks have taken compassion to the streets of Detroit's poorest neighborhoods. Every day of the year, the four Bed & Bread trucks serve hundreds of meals to children, adults and seniors who would otherwise go hungry. The Bed and Bread trucks have routes that comprise the areas in Detroit that have a demonstrated need. Referrals are given for additional assistance including housing and substance abuse treatment as necessary. The trucks run 365 days a year and add additional routes to provide low-income children with a nutritional lunch during the summer months.

helpful tips
Walk in or call to meet with a Care Coordinator. Homeless shelter is across the street from this location.
Salvation Army Booth Services Legal Aid Clinic is located within this location.
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM -12:00 PM and 1:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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