The Salvation Army, founded in 1865, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God and a practical concern for the needs of humanity. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Motivated by the love of God and having a desire to share that love with others, the Chicago Harbor Light Center provides a variety of activities for the community that encourages the development of family life, individual growth and a positive community environment through spiritual guidance, recreation, fellowship, education and service opportunities.