Need Counsel? The Salvation Army Will Listen

Rachel Pierson
March 27, 2020 - 4:19 pm

Salvation Army Metropolitan Division

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Just because we're practicing social distancing doesn't mean we need to practice social disconnection.

The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division opened an emotional and spiritual care support hotline on Thursday for people looking to just talk about their concerns or seeking prayer support. 

"Our goal is to create a pastoral response team to be made available to the public,” says Maj. Johanna Pook, Emotional and Spiritual Care Officer for Salvation Army Metropolitan Division.

The hotline number is (877) 740-8829 and staff are standing by from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

"We also have a system in place where voice messages can be left and we are able to follow up with them and return that phone call," Pook adds.

The Salvation Army says mental and emotional health is an important part of caring for a community, and is often overlooked. 

"Our main goal is to be able to meet human needs, and right now we know that in one way or another, we are affected."