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A Message From Corps Officer Lieutenant Linda Choi:

March 3, 2017

In an effort to serve the Denton community more effectively, The Salvation Army Denton Corps and Shelter have made some adjustments to our daily operations and we would like you to be aware of those improvements.

New Hours of Operation
-Donations will be accepted on Wednesdays and Fridays between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Please call ahead of time to coordinate acceptance.
-Food Pantry services are available to the community on Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning at 1:00pm - 3:45pm.
-Breakfast and dinner will continue to be offered to our clients and we welcome the community to our evening meal.
-Shelter check-in will continue to take place at 5:00pm seven days a week.

New Staffing Structure
We have restructured the client services team in order to increase the amount of staff focused on providing intensive services to each client. We are in the process of increasing from one part-time Case Worker to three Case Workers (one full-time and two part-time Case Workers) which will result in a 185.7% increase in the number of available client service hours each week. Our Case Workers are eager to begin making appointments with current and potential clients during the hours of 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. We are also in the process of increasing the number of Case Aides on staff to enhance shelter service provision.

Please note: the social service office will be closed to the public the remainder of the week except by Case Worker appointment. Persons seeking an appointment with a Case Worker should schedule appointments in advance. Walk-in requests will be assessed based on the level of emergency and staff availability.

If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 940-566-3800.
Lt. Linda Choi
Corps Officer


The Salvation Army Denton is an emergency night shelter, food pantry, social service center, soup kitchen (KARE Kitchen), and church. Located North East of The University of North Texas and South East of Texas Woman's University, The Salvation Army Denton addresses the needs of individuals experiencing homeless and/or food insecurity, and working poor of Denton County.

Our shelter and KARE Kitchen are open 365-days a year regardless of rain, sleet, snow, sunshine, or holiday. We offer a free dinner to the community at 6:30 p.m.

Our food pantry is open twice a week to Denton County residents who are in need of assistance. Food pantry hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

We offer opportunities for people to complete volunteer and community service hours. Please call the office for more information on how to sign-up.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the Denton location does NOT have a Salvation Army Thrift Store. For information on other thrift stores in the area operated by non-profits we partner with, please call our office.

To schedule a donation pick-up, please call: 817-834-6271
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Lieutenant Linda Choi

Social Services & Shelter
1508 East McKinney St.
Denton,TX 76209

Social Service Hours:
Donation Deliveries
Wednesdays & Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Food Pantry
Wednesdays & Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Shelter Hours:
Daily 5:00 p.m to 7:00 a.m
(Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m.)
Case Management Services:
Monday - Friday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

K.A.R.E Kitchen (Kindness, Acceptance, Respect, Encouragement)
Daily Dinner @ 6:30 p.m.

2801 N. Elm Street, Denton,TX 76209
(940) 566-3800

Sunday School held every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Worship services begin at 11:00 a.m.

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Programs & Services

  • Club 316
  • Emergency Night Shelter (men & women)
  • Food Pantry (Wednesdays & Fridays 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.)
  • Performing Arts Music Programs
  • Senior Adult Activities
  • Women's Ministry
  • Worship Programs
  • Youth Program

Seasonal Programs
  • Christmas Assistance (Registration usually begins in September and ends in November.)
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Summer Heat Relief/Cooling Stations
  • Vacation Bible School
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