Community & Family Services

The Salvation Army Center of Hope Windsor through its Community and Family Services Department provides a wide variety of holistic support programs, designed to meet specific needs of the community where we live.  Our clients are from the diverse population in the Windsor Essex Region who have various needs as reflected in the programs we run.

The CFSD Windsor is well known for its Food Bank, Christmas Assistance to families and other types of programs aimed at supporting the vulnerable and those facing challenges in the community. We also partners with other organizations and agencies to improve services and strengthen communities

We provide a holistic program based on the concept of “to feed a man for a day, you give him a fish, but to feed the man for life, you teach him how to fish”.

Admission Criteria

The Food bank, Christmas Assistance, Cooking skill, Sewing Skills program requires a preregistration before the services can be delivered to our clients.

  • Applicants must provide identification for self and each person receiving assistance
  • Applicants must provide proof of address
  • Sign a waiver/s allowing the Salvation Army to collect and share information gathered
  • Attend an interview a CFSD staff

All these other programs are open for walk-ins, because they are primarily geared towards building social skill sets and encouraging networking among members of our community.

Our Community and Family Services department provide a range of services to members of our community.

Food Bank

Food Bank

Our Food Bank offers an array of food items such as meat, produce, milk, canned food, bread, eggs, and snacks to members of the community. We offer the basic needs of food, household items and clothing for low income individuals, students, and families. People who use our foodbank are given the opportunity to make their own food choices.

Opening Hours:
Mondays: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Tuesday: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Thursdays: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Fridays: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
(Please note that the Foodbank does not operate during Public Holidays)

If you are interested in volunteering with us in the Food Bank please click the button below to learn more.

Court Services

Community Service

The Salvation Army provides emotional Support and practical assistance to victims, witnesses, accused in a courtroom location.  We also offer referrals to other services if it is necessary.

Our Court Service workers are located at the Windsor Courthouse, with services available on:

Monday 8:30am – 2:30am
Tuesday 8:30am – 2:30am
Wednesday 8:30am – 2:30am
Thursday 8:30am – 2:30am
Friday 8:30am – 2:30am

Christmas Assistance Program -Toys and Food

During the Christmas season, we do our annual Toy and Food vouchers registration. We offer toys to children 12 years old and younger, as well as food assistance to individuals or families in need.

Community Programs

Cooking Skills: The program is divided into two classes based on the focus of the intending class. Class 1 will focus on an intensive cooking program (hence requires pre-registration). On completion of the class, the client would be able demonstrate an adequate knowledge of meal planning, cooking & food presentation, and various cooking techniques. In the final stages, clients will receive a Safe Food Handling Certificate

Sewing Skills: The Program life is a two year period consisting of two 9 month periods. In the first year, clients will be exposed to training and mentorship opportunities. In the second year the clients will be exposed to placement opportunities. Pre-registration is required.

Wholeness and Wellness: participants will learn Yoga and Zumba techniques, increase awareness on mental health and emotional health and share in our community circle. Walk-ins are accepted.

Cooking Around the World: Get a taste of Windsor’s cultural diversity, while building your social network. The core components of this class will focus on building social and cultural experience while enhancing our Canadian diversity

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