The Salvation Army Social Services Office
855 Hays St.
Kerrville, TX 78028
Main (830) 257-3620
Fax (830) 890-5602
Salvation Army programs in Kerrville include: assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities, prescriptions and emergency dental; holiday food and the Angel Tree Program; transient services at the Red Shield Lodge, Soup Kitchen, and Reconnect Recovery Program; first responder Disaster Relief; and after-school and camp programming for youth through The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm and Friday 8:00am-12:00pm
Financial Assistance Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm
Forrest: A Reconnect Success Story
Forrest started using and abusing when he was 15 years old; and when he was 21 and legal to drink, his drinking increased. He held a construction job for years in California, but his disease got worse. And his relationship with his parents in Texas was dysfunctional.
“I was addicted to any and all mind-altering substances and to alcohol. My thinking pattern was if a little is good, a lot is a lot better,” Forrest said. “Finally I was beaten down.”
“I bought into the [Reconnect] program and got the God part of it that co-exists with the 12-steps. I’ve been sober more than nine months. It’s God, or a higher power, not me,” Forrest said. “My mother was afraid for my life and I was about to go to prison. She can’t thank the Salvation Army enough. We were estranged and now we’ve reconnected.”