The Salvation Army offers assistance to those in need through a variety of outreach efforts both in and outside of The Salvation Army Torrance Corps. Additionally, The Salvation Army offers a variety of programs, services and assistance both nationally and globally that you may qualify for.
Do you need help right away? Contact the Stillman Sawyer Family Service Center at to receive more information on local assistance.
Receive help in the South Bay area.
Serving the hungry, those in poverty, and the homeless was an essential part of the Salvation Army mission when it was founded over 150 years ago–and it remains an essential part today. The Salvation Army Torrance Corps provides these services to individuals and families living in Torrance, Harbor City, Carson, Lomita, Palos Verdes, and Wilmington through its Stillman Sawyer Family Service Center.
Available Monday-Friday, 9am–4pm
Walk-ins welcome with ID
The Torrance Corps Food Pantry is dedicated to providing supplemental food on a short-term basis to local residents in need.
Clients are welcome 1x per month for a non-perishable food box (canned food, rice, beans, etc) and 1x per week for perishable items (bread, milk, etc).
All food distribution takes place at the Stillman Sawyer Center at 820 Lomita Blvd. in Harbor City and is first come, first served. Call 310.835.1986 to learn more.
By appointment only.
We help struggling families and individuals avoid falling into the cycle of crisis by supplementing their income with utility, rent and other vital payments. This assistance often becomes the difference between shelter and eviction and between keeping kids in one place and moving them out of their home and onto the streets.
Clients required to bring certain items to their appointment–call for more information.
To schedule an appointment, please call us at 310.835.1986. All appointments take place at the Stillman Sawyer Center at 820 Lomita Blvd. in Harbor City.
As part of our comprehensive approach to helping families and individuals overcome poverty, we offer career coaching to assist those in need secure stable and gainful employment.
To schedule an appointment, please call us at 310.835.1986.
We offer an 8-week course on AC/Refrigeration training course. Classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 310.835.1986 for upcoming course start date.
Career Counseling appointments and Vocational Training takes place at the Stillman Sawyer Center at 820 Lomita Blvd. in Harbor City.
Operation Backpack helps families in need by supplying them with the essential school supplies that their children need to succeed.
Families can sign-up to receive backpacks and school supplies starting in July. The event will be held in August (details to be announced.)
Operation Backpack takes place at the Stillman Sawyer Center at 820 Lomita Blvd. in Harbor City. For more information, call 310.835.1986.
Registration is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October.
The Salvation Army Corps Torrance Corps provides food boxes for families in need during the holidays, as well as toys for children ages 0–17 during the Christmas season.
For more information, call 310.835.1986.
If you would like to provide assistance during Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday seasons by adopting a family, please call 310.835.1986 for details.
Many Americans are familiar with The Salvation Army's thrift stores which fund our well-known drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. And our iconic red kettles have become a symbol of the Christmas season and the spirit of giving.
But in hundreds of communities across the Western United States, The Salvation Army also operates programs and services which are designed to meet human need in Christ's name, alleviate human suffering, and promote wholeness by addressing the spiritual, social,emotional, psychological and physical well-being of those served.