Salvation Army USA

Salvation Army USAThe Salvation Army, an international movement, 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. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Housing and Homeless Services

Group homes, emergency shelters, and transitional living centers provide housing on a temporary basis for varying amounts of time. They:

  • serve the homeless by providing food and overnight lodging.
  • provide educational, counseling and vocational services to homeless and destitute individuals and families for extended periods.
  • address long-term specific issues of youth for whom family care is undesirable or unavailable. Education, counseling, health care and specific training seek to meet the needs of such groups as pregnant teens, emancipated minors, and wards of the juvenile court.
  • address specific health or societal driven needs of particular populations.

Family service programs help families and needy individuals with emergency food, housing, utility assistance and other temporal needs.

Salvation Army programs vary with local needs. For information on specific programs and locations, contact your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center by doing a zip code search.

Missing Persons

The prime purpose of The Salvation Army’s Missing Person Service is to reunite people in families who wish to find each other.

The Salvation Army reserves the right to accept or reject an application or to assign a priority to any given request based on reasonableness, feasibility and motive.

The right of privacy is recognized in that an individual’s whereabouts is not divulged without his/her consent.

The restricted resources available to The Salvation Army, limitations on time and manpower, and the concern of The Salvation Army to preserve the privacy of persons in certain critical circumstances place further restraints upon the kinds of cases that can be accepted for service.

Community Care Ministries



Community Care Ministries is designed to motivate, mobilize and train soldiers, adherents and other volunteers to effectively carry out Christ’s commission to care to those in need. There are no limits to show compassionate, transformational care; it is simply people caring for one another in very practical ways.

The Community Care Ministries purpose is to encourage, equip and empower officers, soldiers, volunteers, youths and children to engage in loving acts of service that will transform lives, corps and communities. We will accomplish this through educational institutes, motivational dialogue and interaction, the provision of effective resources and personal example. Guidance, training and opportunity for practical help to others is given through the training modules of the Community Care Ministries’ curriculum.

Youth Camps

Thousands of children from low-income families enjoy fresh air, exercise and new friendships at annual summercamp programs. The camping experience is more than just a pleasant vacation. Children learn new skills and self-reliance; trained counselors who understand their emotional needs and problems help them to mature.

Camp Activities

  • Learning to Swim
  • Adventure & Scouting Camping
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Music Development
  • Sports
  • Any Many More

Recreation

The Salvation Army has been serving America’s youth for 125 years. Each corps community center has religious and character building programming for young people such as Sunday school, troop programs, music classes, athletics, arts and crafts, camping, and familial services intended to help the parents break the cycle of homelessness and crime so that their children will have a brighter future

Salvation Army – World Service Office (SAWSO)

The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO), opened in 1977, is designed to find lasting solutions to poverty around the world. Since the beginning, SAWSO personnel have maintained the original aim: to help people help themselves through sustainable programs that improve living conditions, raise skill levels, increase productivity and instill self-confidence.

SAWSO works within numerous program areas with expertise in topics of Anti-Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS, Community Health, Disaster Relief, Economic Empowerment, Microfinance and others. Goals in each of these program areas are realized through partnership with the local communities, other Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), various US government funding agencies and donors.

Contact Information:
The Salvation Army World Service Office
615 Slater’s Lane, P.O. Box 1428
Alexandria, VA 22313
Tel.: +1.703.684.5528
Fax.: +1.703.684.5536
SAWSO@USN.salvationarmy.org

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Salvation Army – Individual Rehabilitation

For over 100 years The Salvation Army has been providing assistance to people with a variety of social and spiritual afflictions through its 119 United States based Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC). Persons who have sought our ministry, nurture, and healing have come with issues of substance misuse, legal problems, relational conflicts, homelessness, unemployment, and most importantly, a need for spiritual awakening and restoration.

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center ministries in the United States provide an in-residence rehabilitation program with a focus on basic necessities. Each beneficiary (program participant) is provided with a clean and healthy living environment, good food, work therapy, leisure time activities, group and individual counseling, spiritual direction, and resources to assist each person to develop life skills and a personal relationship with God as provided by Jesus Christ.

Entry Requirements:

A comprehensive intake interview is required from every potential program participant to insure that the individual seeking help and the program are a good match. In the event that the interview process determines that the program is not appropriate every attempt will be made to make a referral to more appropriate help.

Although the core program is basically the same, Adult Rehabilitation Center programs may vary somewhat from center to center. Each applicant must come with the recognition of a need that can be addressed within the framework of the entire Adult Rehabilitation Center program. A long term commitment of at least 6 months helps the participants make life choices and changes that, upon reentry, will enable them to maintain themselves as productive citizens of their community.

Applicants with a desire to get help may be referred by families, friends, courts, clergy, and community leaders or simply call the Intake Office to make an appointment or get more information.

The Adult Rehabilitation Center program assists the beneficiaries in learning to live a balanced lifestyle. Participation in all program components is required by every beneficiary. We use work as therapy to assist persons in learning or re-learning how to be productive, participate cooperatively, follow instructions, contribute towards a goal, and maintain balance. We use individual and group counseling to assist with character formation (a change of thinking and behavior). We offer spiritual direction to help the beneficiaries embrace the practical application of the Christian faith as a lifestyle and encourage them to become established in a church community of their choice. Each center is able to offer other services on site or in conjunction with available community resources.

The Adult Rehabilitation Center program assists the beneficiaries in learning to live a balanced lifestyle. Participation in all program components is required by every beneficiary. We use work as therapy to assist persons in learning or re-learning how to be productive, participate cooperatively, follow instructions, contribute towards a goal, and maintain balance. We use individual and group counseling to assist with character formation (a change of thinking and behavior). We offer spiritual direction to help the beneficiaries embrace the practical application of the Christian faith as a lifestyle and encourage them to become established in a church community of their choice. Each center is able to offer other services on site or in conjunction with available community resources.

Find a Rehabilitation Center by zip code

Applicants with a desire to get help may be referred by families, friends, courts, clergy and community leaders or may simply call the Intake Office at 1-800-SA-TRUCK (728-7825) to make an appointment or get more information about local ARC programs.

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Salvation Army Kroc Centers

In 1998, Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, donated $90 million to The Salvation Army to build a comprehensive community center in San Diego, California. Her goal was to create a center, supported in part by the community, where children and families would be exposed to different people, activities and arts that would otherwise be beyond their reach. Completed in 2001, the center sits on 12 acres and offers an ice arena, gymnasium, three pools, rock climbing walls, a performing arts theater, an internet-based library, computer lab, and a school of visual and performing arts.

When Mrs. Kroc passed away in October 2003, she left $1.5 billion – much of her estate – to The Salvation Army, by far the largest charitable gift ever given to the Army, and the largest single gift given to any single charity at one time. The initial disbursements of this bequest began in January 2005. The gift had by then grown to $1.8 billion and was split evenly among the four Army Territories – Central, East, South and West. The money was designated to build a series of state-of-the-art Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers nationwide patterned after the San Diego center. From the very beginning, The Salvation Army envisioned this as a long-term project – that it could take up to 10 or 15 years to have all of the centers open and operational No other U.S. charity – faith-based or otherwise –has ever undertaken such a sweeping fundraising or construction effort with the potential to impact millions of people.

To date, 19 centers are open and operating. An additional 8 centers are currently scheduled to open in 2012 for a total of 27 centers once the project is complete. Please follow the web-links below for the latest information on the status of individual Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers and thanks for stopping by.

Kroc Center, San Diego

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a 12.4-acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center, made possible by a generous gift by the late philanthropist Mrs. Joan Kroc. The facility is open to members and the general public and serves residents of East San Diego, La Mesa and Lemon Grove with a variety of quality programs for individuals of all ages.

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center provides opportunities that facilitate positive, life-changing experiences through: art, athletics, personal development, spiritual discovery and community service.

Motivated by God’s love, Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center’s mission is to meet the needs of the community through: Boundless Opportunity, Experiential Knowledge, Holistic Growth, Progressive Challenge, Relevant Skill and Meaningful Success.

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Comments

  1. Jeff says

    Dont count on Salvation Army they get Federal funding and its amasing to me the money never gets to the people that need it at least in North Dakota that is. I know a single mom that was homeless and they turned her down for any kind of help shame oo=n them and they call themselves a christian organization don’t think so.

  2. CARMELITA says

    HI ive been looking for some helpfor the past two years for housing ive stayed in alot of places and always seem to get kivked out because i kant afford the rent.im a single mother of four kids and i need some helpim currently homeless now for the same reason i kant afford anything over 500 even if im working still kant please is there abywhere or anything that can help me??

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