The homeless face extraordinary barriers in meeting basic human needs. The Salvation Army served 188,931 meals in 2013. We provide clothes, coats, shoes, and other necessities. Staff meet daily with clients--problem solving, goal setting, and encouraging growth and change. Overall, 2,126 people received emergency basic needs assistance in the social services department. One thousand five hundred and twenty seven (1,527) clothing vouchers were issued to the needy. Four thousand five hundred and eighty seven (4,587) hygiene kits were distributed. The Salvation Army provides additional assistance based on individual client needs.