Salvation Army (The)

Community and Family Services

COVID19 Update: Food Bank open by appointment only Mon, Wed, Fri 9 am-3 pm; call ahead to provide information.

Food Bank
Food assistance program providing both perishable & non-perishable food (canned & boxed food, frozen food, meats, fruits & vegetables) * bread * Emergency Walk-in Food Bank * once every 6 weeks assistance * limited baby food, formula and diapers (when available) * food assistance can be accessed by appointment once every six weeks if required * Drop-in coffee, baked goods and bread.

Emergency Housing
Provides families with emergency housing which accomadates up to 10 people(s) maximum for a 6 week stay.
If The Inn Oxford's Homeless Shelter is filled to capacity, a single night arrangement at local accomadations (hotel/motel) can be arranged for individuals.

Volunteer Program
Volunteer service and school Community Service Hours programs * drop off resume or complete The Salvation Army Volunteer Registration Form available from Salvation Army office

Wellness Program - Eyeglasses, Prescriptions and Transportation Assistance
Program offers either a grant depending on financial situations to the maximum of $200 * assists with the following: dental, prescriptions, eyeglasses, medical equipment, transportation to out of town medical appointments, identification replacement

Housing Advocacy
Assistance with documentation and advice on landlord tenant issues

Low-income Electric Assistance Program (LEAP)
Access Centre to apply for LEAP - a one time hydro utility payment assistance program * grant is credited directly toward hydro portion of bill * program begins December 1st each year * available only once

Overall purpose is to serve the total personality and health needs of the camper; spiritual, educational, social, and recreational through a creative, healthful experience, in co-operative group living in outdoor settings * Holiday camps * Mum and Tots * Teens * Sleep Away camp for youth only * applications available through Woodstock branch, Tillsonburg branch, Norwich branch, Ingersoll branch
Food Bank

Each client must go through a needs assessment, monthly income and expense receipts must be provided by the individual

Volunteer Program

Individuals interested in volunteer work

Wellness Program - Eyeglasses, Prescriptions and Transportation Assistance

Persons with low-income and medical requirements


Age range 0-17 years * Mom and Tot Camp children 0-7 years * Holiday Camp ( away camp) Proof of age is required

Emergency Housing

Homeless families, single parents, couples * family members must have been living together prior to their request and plan on staying together after their stay

Housing Advocacy

Individuals who have received documentation (eviction notices) or require assistance resolving landlord/tenant issues

Low-income Electric Assistance Program (LEAP)

Applicant must be in receipt of disconnection notice * Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, refugee claimant status * bill must be in applicants name * applicants must have made attempts to pay the arrears
Application Process
Food Bank, Furniture Assistance & Wellness Program
There is an Intake process which is by appointment only

Clothing Assistance
Intake process required

Volunteer Program
Call for information or upon completion of required documentation

Call for information

Emergency Housing
Intake process required by appointment * after hours intake facilitated by Woodstock Police

Housing Advocacy
Individuals may call for assistance and booking of appointment to meet with Housing Advocate Low-income Electric Assistance Program (LEAP)
By appointment * Intake process required by appointment * ID for everyone * proof of income * copies of utility bills including arrears owing at time of application- disconnect notice * proof of payments * updated 30 day bank statement * proof of rent/mortgage
519-539-8796 - Emergency Food Bank/Housing
After Hours Phone
519-421-4862 - Emergency Housing Cell
Service - Emergency Housing: Subsidy based on income
Documents Required
Documents may be required by some programs. Call for more information.
Partially Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance - At side of building ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
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Information Oxford
Last Updated On
August 10, 2022
190 Huron St
Woodstock, ON, N4S 7A1
Cross street: Huron St and Knightsbridge Rd;

Salvation Army (The) Site Location: Woodstock - Huron St

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Hours of Operation
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm

Food Bank: Mon-Wed 9:45 am-12 noon, Thu 9:45 am-12 noon, 1:30 pm-4 pm * Drop-in coffee, baked goods and bread hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-3 pm

Service Area(s)
Oxford County