The Salvation Army in Zanesville serves Muskingum, Morgan and Perry County residents for usually up to 90 days if they have nowhere to go, but with the bitter cold temperatures in the forecast, they’re extending that time period.
"They can come in during the day up until about 4:30 p.m. and then we serve dinner and then from 6 to 8 p.m. we do intakes," explained Karen Walker, a case manager at the Salvation Army. "And all they need to do is call first or come to the shelter door. They have to have their ID or soc (social security card) and then we bring them in and do our warrant checks and different checks to make sure a person has the ability to stay."
If for some reason you don’t have identification, the Salvation Army will work with local law enforcement to verify who you are.
"We work closely with the other agencies here in town because a lot of times, they have copies of ID’s and soc’s on file and then they’ll send them to us and we can use those. Fortunately we do have another overnight shelter down the street so if we just cannot find that information or get verification, then we have the ability to send the person there until we can get the information that they need."
Walker says if you need help beyond the Salvation Army’s ability, she says they’ll find you the help you need. If you need shelter or know someone that does, Walker asks that you call them at 740-452-8350 or just stop by their 515 Putnam Ave. location.