The Salvation Army

Organization Description: 

At the Salvation Army in Nashua, our activities fall under three program areas: Family Services, Community Programs, and Emergency Disaster Services.

The Family Services Program is designed to meet the needs of struggling families and individuals in the greater Nashua area. Services include emergency food, clothing and utility assistance, counseling and referrals, and Christmas/seasonal projects. Through a comprehensive intake process, our full-time social worker assesses client needs in order to determine appropriate and effective action. In cases where more specialized care is required, we work closely with other local agencies to meet client needs.

Community services include family suppers, boys and girls Sunbeams and Adventure Corps character-building programs, creative arts activities, and summer and after-school programs.

The Learning Zone After School Program began in 2004 in response to the need for low-cost, dependable after school care in Nashua. The program was created for kids, with their needs and best interests in mind. It is designed to extend the learning process and to supplement scholastic activities. We work to provide the tools and support necessary to build on the school experience, and we cultivate an environment which promotes childhood development and success.
At the Learning Zone, children enjoy social activities, organized recreation, and opportunities to participate in The Salvation Army’s extensive music program. Daily activities include supervised homework hours, crafts, 4-H Club, and monitored computer time. Behavioral issues are also addressed. By partnering with parents and schools, we work to provide positive solutions to confront negative behavior.
The Learning Zone runs from 3pm – 6pm, Monday through Friday; snacks and a weekly dinner are served. Transportation to the Learning Zone is provided.
Safe Haven is a newer component of the Learning Zone which serves older children ages twelve through fourteen. Safe Haven was implemented to promote scholastic achievement and to help reduce risk factors which older children face during the pre-adolescent stage.

Like the Learning Zone Program, Safe Haven supports the learning process, offering opportunities to reinforce the lessons taught at school each day. Tutoring and recreation are part of the program, but emphasis is also given to activities that promote socialization, positive gender role identification, computer skills, and Internet safety. A new, state of the art computer lab is regularly used for homework and lessons. Topics such as addiction, anger management, and self-esteem are also addressed.

For Emergency Disaster Services, in the case of a local incident or major disaster, The Salvation Army is there to respond. We are available to assist county, state, federal, and local law enforcement and fire and rescue personnel in the event of an emergency. We also regularly support these agencies in their training and public awareness efforts. During the last year the need for Emergency Disaster Services has increase due to the many floods in the Greater Nashua Area.

Our emergency services include:
• Feeding (mass and individuals)
• Shelter
• Clothing distribution
• Counseling and pastoral services
• Services to disaster workers

Organizational Email:
1 Montgomer Ave
Nashua, NH 03060
Mission Statement: 




The motivation of the organization is love of God and a practical concern for

the needs of humanity. This is expressed by a spiritual ministry, the purposes

of which are to preach the Gospel, disseminate Christian truths, supply basic

human necessities, provide personal counseling and undertake the spiritual

and moral regeneration and physical rehabilitation of all persons in need

who come within its sphere of influence regardless of race, color, creed, sex

or age.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testament were given by inspiration of God, and that they constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.
2. We believe that this is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.
3. We believe that there are three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory
4. We believe that in the person of Jesus Christ the Divine and human nature are united, so that He is truly and properly God and truly and properly man
5. We believe that our first parents were created in a state of innocency, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God.
6. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has by his suffering and death made atonement for the whole world so that whoever will may be saved.
7. We believe that repentance towards God, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, are necessary to salvation.
8. We believe that we are justifiably grace though faith in the Lord Christ and that he that believeth hath the witness in himself.
9. We believe that continuance in a stat of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ.
10. We Believe that it is the privilege of all believers to be wholly sanctified, and that their whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
11. We Believe in the immortality of the soul; in the resurrection of the body; in the general judgment at the end of the world; in the eternal happiness of the righteous; ad in the endless punishment of the wicked.

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