Center of Hope

The Charles O. Gordon Sr. Center of Hope is located on our main campus in downtown Johnson City at 200 Ashe Street.  In the Center of Hope, The Salvation Army provides emergency and transitional shelter, financial assistance through social services, and meals through bagged food for families.  Our dedicated staff helps assess individual needs and works with individuals to determine the most helpful course of action.  For more information on any of the programs at our Center of Hope, contact our booth at (423)-926-8901 or our social services office at (423)926-2101.

Shelter Programs:

The Center of Hope operates three programs: Emergency Shelter for transient clients, Transitional Housing for longer term stays, and VA Per Diem program for Veterans. Our longer stay residents are provided with individual case management, life skills courses, and budgeting workshops.

Feeding Kitchen Hours:

Lunch is served 7 days per week, Monday to Saturday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM, and Sunday 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Dinner is every day from 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM. This ministry provides hot meals twice daily for the homeless or anyone in need of a meal.

Breakfast is included for shelter residents only.

Social Service Hours:

Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM by appointment.  Our individual financial assistance helps to prevent eviction and power shut-off. Our social service office also provides food from our food pantry and clothing from our thrift store to those in need.

Mobile Hope Rural Feeding Program:

Every Tuesday our disaster canteen delivers hot meals and food pantry items to the residents of Unicoi County.  Many residents are not able to come to us, but The Salvation Army meets them at their point of need by delivering meals to their homes.  This program thrives on its community volunteers.

Angel Tree Program:

Every year the Salvation Army distributes thousands of Christmas presents to needy children in our area. Sign-ups typically begin in early October.  Check our Facebook page or call our office at (423) 926-2101 to find out more about sign-ups. Adoptions are typically held from November to December at various locations. You can help us by adopting an angel or making a financial contribution.

Red Kettles:

The Salvation Army is best known for our annual Christmas kettles and bell-ringing. During the Christmas season, kettles and bell-ringers can be found at different locations across the city. The donations you give directly impact your community.