Serving Our Community

The Salvation Army believes in meeting the basic needs of individuals and families, young and old. These basic needs include food, clothing, shelter and household needs. While meeting the physical needs, The Salvation Army staff also offer hope and guidance to those coming in for services. The following programs are available.  

• Family Services - Caseworker Services 

• Youth Services - Character Building Programs 

• Adult Program Services - Adult Program Services 

• Emergency Assistance - Emergency Financial Assistance  

• Food and Nutrition Services - Food Pantry and Feeding Program 

• Seasonal Services - Coats for Kids, Thanksgiving Dinner, Toy Shop, Christmas Boxes 

 

Food Pantry 9 am - 12 pm Wednesdays & Thursdays

The Salvation Army's food pantry provides a 2-3 day supply of emergency food to neighborhood individuals and families who are hungry. The food is given on the day it is requested and represents breakfast, lunch and dinner for all members of the household. Those receiving food are also informed about how they can participate in supplemental food programs so they can move beyond visiting charity food pantries.

Our pantry serves residents of 53207, 53110, 53129, 53130, 53132, 53154, 53220, 53221, 53228, 53235 and 53172 zip codes. Individuals living outside of these areas are served at their initial visit, and then referred to the pantry that serves their neighborhood.

We serve an average of 15,000 individuals annually. The Salvation Army Food Pantry is supported through various food drives and donations from Hunger Task Force.

Community Center

 

 

 

 

2018 Spring Programs

Dodgeball

4k to 6th grades.
April 17th - May 15th

  • Tuesdays - K4 & K5 Grade (Pee Wee) @ 5:00pm
  • Tuesdays - 1st & 2nd Grade (Minors) @ 6:00pm 
  • Tuesdays - 3rd to 6th Grade (Majors) @ 7:00pm

Middle School Volleyball

Late Spring Early Fall we would like to offer the opportunity for your middle School and High School Age children to come on out on a Saturday night to play some volleyball.  We will keep this site updated with information on this program coming soon.

Adult Volleyball
May: 4, 11, 18 & 25
5 pm - 8 pm (unless we have more than 6 teams then we could go into the night.)

If you don't want to set up a team then feel free to come out and play.
If you want to set up a team of 6 then contact me directly and I will put your teams into the schedule. 
We need teams of 6.  Preferably interspersed with men and women This is a fun get together opportunity.

If you are good that is great just don't stack your teams with Olympic medalists, we are just out having some fun

Flag Football 

Coming in the Fall, along with another season of basketball I would like to introduce flag football.  I LOVE TACKLE FOOTBALL and the Oak Creek Youth Football League is a great organization and I have had a blast coaching there in the past BUT, I know some are hesitant about having their child play tackle so we want to provide an alternative.  Our Summer Day Camp program will have a Punt, Pass and Kick Club, perhaps they could get a feel for the sport before they sign up for flag football in the Fall.  Stay posted for updates here and in our Oak Creek Corps Facility.

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Rental Space

Interested in renting the hall or gym for your private party or team practice? We also offer unique birthday party packages like our "Nerf Wars" party. Please contact Mark Lewis at (414) 762-3993 or Mark_Lewis@usc.salvationarmy.org for more information about rates, dates and schedules.

Childcare/4K

Children's University is our child care ministry encompassing preschool for 3 & 4 year olds, 4K in cooperation with the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District, and before and after school care for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Our goal throughout our childcare programs is to provide developmentally age appropriate activities that meet the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of children from 3 to 13 years of age, all founded on Christian principles.

Because we provide such comprehensive child care services, our ministry has been certified by the state of Wisconsin and staffed by caring, experienced, professional teachers. Click the links below to learn more about our childcare options.

Before and After School Care

Our before and after school care is a wonderful opportunity for your children to interact with other children, and a valuable service to parents. Children can be dropped off as early as 6:00 A.M. and picked up as late as 6:00 P.M. We provide transportation to and from school each day for schools in the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District.

Before School Schedule

Truth is, nobody really has a schedule in the morning. The chore of getting your children up and ready for school is enough of chore for any parent. Therefore, when you drop your child off we provide a safe environment for them to begin the day, offer them some breakfast, remind them to check their homework, and take care of getting them to school on time.

After School Schedule

3:00-3:15 Attendance/Daily Announcements
3:15-3:45 Snack Time & Clean Up
3:45-4:30 Gym/Playground(Group A)
              Craft/Homework/Games(Group B)
4:30-5:15 Craft/Homework/Games(Group A)
              Gym/Playground(Group B)
5:15-6:00 Homework/Games

Information regarding the fees for our before and after school program can be seen by clicking the link below. If you would like to enroll your child in before and after school care, just fill out the forms found with our pricing structure and then bring them, along with the registration fee, to The Salvation Army.

If you have any questions regarding before and after school care please contact Tammy Grulkowski at (414) 762-3993 or Tammy_Grulkowski@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Preschool

Morning and afternoon sessions are available Monday through Friday. Parents are offered the option of having their child in the program every day, or choosing the days that best fit their schedule. However, two days per week minimum is required for participation.

Morning Session Schedule

8:30-8:45 Self-Directed Activities
8:45-9:00 Circle Time/Opening
9:00-9:15 Pre-Academics
9:15-9:30 Music/Records/Finger plays
9:30-10:00 Art Activities
10:00-10:10 Restroom break
10:10-10:30 Snack
10:30-10:45 Self-Directed Activities
10:45-11:15 Gross Motor Skills, Playground, or Gym
11:15-11:30 Story Time

Afternoon Session Schedule

In order to meet state licensing requirements for those children who are with us all day the afternoon session is less structured than the morning session. Afternoon preschool includes lunch, gym activities, quiet time, and joining the afterschool program. Our current fee structure for the preschool program can be viewed by clicking the link below.

For more information regarding our preschool program please contact Tammy Grulkowski at (414) 762-3993 or Tammy_Grulkowski@usc.salvationarmy.org.

4K

The Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District's Early Learning Academy is a 4K program that meets the academic and social needs of children in our school district in order to better provide them with the background knowledge and skills that will help prepare them for academic success in the future.

The Salvation Army Oak Creek Centennial Church is pleased to work with the school district to provide this important learning environment for our children. We provide two morning and two afternoon sessions staffed by full-time DPI certified teachers and full-time aides. The morning session will run from 9:00 to 11:30 am, the afternoon session will run from 12:20 am to 2:50 pm. Classes meet each school day, following the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District calendar. Before and after school daycare is available at an hourly rate.

Students must be 4 years old by September 1 in order to be eligible for the program.

Registration will take place in March each year from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the District Administration Building located at 7630 S 10th Street, Oak Creek, WI.

If you wish to send your child to The Salvation Army you must mark your preference on the registration form.

  • Wrap Around Care Info & Fees
  • Wrap Around Care Registration Forms

For more information about the enrolling your child in 4K please call the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District, (414) 768-5886.

Booth Manor Senior Housing

Booth Manor is a high quality HUD and WHEDA Subsidized Housing Facility for older adults and the mobility impared.

Programs & Services:

  • Sunday Worship at Oak Creek Centennial Church
  • Service Coordinator
  • Weekly Women's Activity Group
  • Blood Pressure Clinic
  • Manor Mini Mart
  • Bingo Night
  • Monthly Catholic Communion
  • Coffee N' Conversation
  • Computer Lab

Included with each apartment:

  • Utilities Included (heat and water)
  • Stove, refrigerator, disposal
  • Medical call board
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioned community room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Small pets welcomed (dog, cat, bird - 20 lb. limit)
  • Residents are responsible for providing their own furnishings and air conditioners

FAQs

How do I qualify?

In order to qualify for Booth I (150 W. Centennial), the head of household must be 62 years of age or older, OR mobility impaired. To qualify for Booth II (180 W. Centennial), the head of household must be 62 years of age or older. This is in accordance with federal housing regulations and your income may not exceed federal income limits.

How much rent will I pay?
Booth Manor is a joint project between The Salvation Army and HUD (Housing and Urban Development). Subsidized housing is available and rent is based on 30% of the head of household's income.

Where do I apply?
Applications may be picked up at the Booth Manor office, 150 W. Centennial Drive, Oak Creek, WI, (414)762-2124. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm. Please call in advance for an appointment.

What happens after I apply?
Booth Manor staff will verify all information you provide on your application, set up an interview, and conduct reference, criminal, credit, and background checks. Once your application is approved the staff will notify you of the next available apartment.

What is the Computer Lab?
The Computer Lab at Booth Manor houses six state-of-the-art computers. Each computer has a large, flat-panel monitor, high-speed internet access, and a photo-quality printer/scanner/copier. The Computer Lab is available to residents 24 hours a day.

What is a Service Coordinator?
The service coordinator program links our residents to needed supportive services thereby extending their stay at Booth Manor. These services will permit residents to continue living independently in their own apartment.

Contact Booth Manor

150 - 180 W. Centennial Drive
Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 762-2124, office
(414) 762-2161, fax

Ina Alika 
Certified Occupancy Specialist
Ermelinda_Alika@usc.salvationarmy.org

Eneda Kamberaj
Service Coordinator
Eneda_Kamberaj@usc.salvationarmy.org