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The Salvation Army of Watertown, NY
The Salvation Army of Watertown
723 State St. Watertown, NY 13601 
P: (315) 782-4470


Due to the constantly evolving regulations and guidelines we are receiving from both county and state levels of government, please refer to our Facebook page for the latest updates regarding the operational status of our services or call us at (315) 782-4470.

If you are able, consider making a financial donation to support the needs of others in your community. As always, your donations stay local to meet local neighbors in need!

Support Our COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The novel Coronavirus is an unpredictable threat to all of us, and most especially those who The Salvation Army assists each day. Now more than ever, we need YOU!

See what changes we are implementing across the Empire State Division to ensure the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff.*
*Changes vary by program and location.

Read "The Salvation Army’s Nationwide Response to Coronavirus COVID-19

The Salvation Army of Watertown

The Salvation Army of Watertown New York has a mission to heal hurts, meet needs, and change lives in the name of Jesus Christ. All of our programs answer two questions; how is God being glorified and is this program beneficial to the community? We strive to customize our programs to follow God’s plan and meet the needs of the Watertown community.

Sunday School

Sunday School classes for children and adults are offered every Sunday beginning at 10:00am. All lessons are based, strictly, on the Bible.

Worship Services

Our Worship Services are a combination of traditional and contemporary worship styles, every Sunday, at 11:00am. All preaching is based, strictly, on the Bible.

Teen Club

Teen Club meets Monday evenings at 6:00pm, for kids aged 13-18 or in 7th - 12th grade. A time of fellowship, education, field trips, and who knows what else!

Monday Night Bible Study

All adults (18 and older) are invited to join a time of study and fellowship on Monday nights at our Monday night Bible Study. This Bible Study is designed for all individuals; those questioning God, those beginning their walk with God, those rooted in God, and those who may have fallen from God. Based, strictly, on the Bible.

Home League

Home League is a women's fellowship group designed for women ages 16 to 106. Home League meets Tuesdays at 11:00am focusing on Service, Education, Worship or Fellowship. Each week's program is different and encourages fellowship among women.

Supper Club

Supper Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, children (ages 5-12) are given a safe environment where they can play, receive a Bible lesson, learn life building skills and eat supper.

Soup Kitchen 

Monday through Saturday, The Salvation Army offers a free meal to anyone from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

Clothing Vouchers and Emergency Food Boxes

The Salvation Army provides assistance with clothing vouchers and emergency food boxes. Management for life skills (finding a job, filling out job applications, finding housing) is also available upon request.

Summer Drop-In Center

Summer Drop-In Center is operated during July and August, when kids are out of school and looking for something to do. Geared for kids, ages 5-12. Monday - Friday, 9:30am-2:30pm. Summer Drop-In Center provides a safe and structured environment where kids will have fun, learn more about the Bible, go on field trips, and participate in cool crafts. Lunch and snack are provided.

Long Point Camp

The Salvation Army Empire State Division has a summer camp on the shores of Seneca Lake in Penn Yen New York. Every summer The Salvation Army of Watertown has an opportunity to send children to Long Point Camp for a week. This opportunity is of little to no cost to the family. Please contact the officer for further information.

Red Kettles

During the months of November and December, individuals and groups ring bells, in the greater Watertown area, to raise money for The Salvation Army. During this time, The Salvation Army operates is largest fund raiser. The money raised here, stays here to continue assisting the Watertown community. We cannot do this without YOU!


On Thanksgiving Day, The Salvation Army offers a full Thanksgiving meal to individuals and family who come to The Salvation Army building or call for a delivery order. This is a great opportunity for those who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal, who do not want to be alone on Thanksgiving, or those who just like to spend time with others on Thanksgiving.
In 2006, The Salvation Army started offering a low cost carnival; complete with games, food, and bounce houses for all ages. The supplies are donated from local business and the funds raised go to supporting The Salvation Army's youth programs.


The Salvation Army also has numerous volunteer opportunities available year round. Landscaping around the building, maintenance around the building, Soup Kitchen (Monday - Friday), Community Thanksgiving Dinner, bell ringers, just to name a few!

View Watertown Job Opportunities

Weekly Schedule

Daily (Monday - Friday)  
Social Services 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Summer Drop-In
(July & August)
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Soup Kitchen 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Teen Club 6:00 PM
Adult Bible Study 6:00 PM
Home League 11:00 AM
Supper Club
(Sept.- June)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Supper Club
(Sept.- June)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Soup Kitchn 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday School
(Classes for all ages)
10:00 AM
Worship Services 11:00 AM



Meet Our Officers, Majors
Dennis and Karen Smullen