Hope Network

A sudden job loss, health care crisis or divorce can leave a family struggling to make ends meet and deciding which bills to pay—shelter, food or utilities.HopeNetwork-FamilyinNeed

When times are tough, communities band together to pull through. The Hope Network, a collaboration with The Salvation Army, coordinates the efforts of local churches and other charitable organizations to provide financial assistance for families in need to help them get back on their feet.

Hope Network provides on-going support when needed throughout the year in the communities of Hammond, Munster, Highland, Griffith, Schererville, St. John and Dyer, Indiana.

How to participate:

  1. Become a supporting sponsor.
    Donate financially as a group or an individual to support the Hope Network.  Donations will be used to directly support local families in financial crisis.
  1. Become a network member.
    Join the Hope Network by agreeing to pledge financially towards families. Network agencies provide their own volunteers and staff to help serve families.  This is typically done through a service fund or project through a local church.  For example, a member of St. Vincent DePaul would interview clients and process a pledge through their office, after receiving a referral from The Salvation Army.  The pledges are then confirmed with The Salvation Army to ensure that the clients have received all of the necessary funding to alleviate their crisis.
  1. Become a volunteer.
    The Salvation Army relies on volunteers to help families receive the help they need. Volunteer as a receptionist or as an office specialist to direct families in the Hope Network.  Volunteers have direct contact with our clients, which is a great opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ!


Download Information on how to become a Sponsor: Hope Network Sponsorship

Learn about the Pledge Reporting Process

Please take a moment to read the Agency’s Responsibilities to learn more about the program. Agency Responsibilities.

If you have any questions, please contact Lt. Betsy Clark at The Salvation Army at 219-838-0830 or by email at betsy_clark@usc.salvationarmy.org.