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Salvation Army Week Spotlights the San Bernardino Hospitality House


“We would love to have people come to our Open House,” says Program Director Naomi  Goforth. “You can have a tangible picture of how people's lives can change for the better.”

REDLANDS, CA. — National Salvation Army Week runs May 13 to 19, and the San Bernardino Corps invites people to its Hospitality House Open House on May 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. 

“Hospitality House is a 95-bed facility that provides shelter, education and employment assistance, legal advocacy and other services to a variety of participants—single women, families with children families,” says Program Director Naomi Goforth.

Of all the homeless in San Bernardino County, 40% live in the City of San Bernardino. 

The Salvation Army’s Hospitality House Program has responded to the growing need for shelter for the unhoused. Seventy-five percent of people experiencing homelessness are people who were living within the City of San Bernardino before they lost their homes but no longer have a secure place to call home.

Goforth says that Hospitality House gets referrals from 211 (the County’s services referral line), hospitals, local schools and city and county social services agencies. She pointed out that the program gets local County and City funding to support shelter operations and depends on donations to provide its services. 

“We would love to have people come to our Open House,” says Goforth. “You can have a tangible picture of how people’s lives can change for the better, tour our facilities and learn about the various services we provide that make our program so much more than just a short-term stay with a bed to sleep in.”

Hospitality House success stories are plentiful. While the program gets some funding from city and county sources, individual and company donations are still needed to make ends meet. Donate online at SanBernardino.SalvationArmy.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY, specifying that you want your donation applied to San Bernardino Corps in California. 

For more information, call (909) 792-6868.

About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

The Salvation Army may provide emergency services, including food, lodging for homeless or displaced families, clothing and furniture, assistance with rent or mortgage, and transportation when funds are available. 

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church that offers evangelical programs for boys, girls, and adults. One of the world’s largest charitable and international service organizations, The Salvation Army has existed since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1885, supporting those in need without discrimination. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by 1-(800) SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 792-6868.


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