The 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.
The Salvation Army is the nation’s largest provider of residential drug and alcohol abuse treatment. Using a holistic approach to treating addiction, the new, state-of-the-art, 22,500-square-foot facility in Midtown St. Louis supports The Salvation Army’s mission of creating sustainable positive change in the lives of individuals and communities.
The Salvation Army’s approach to addiction recovery couples traditional treatment, which focuses on modifying lifestyle behaviors with psychological, biological and social assessment that helps in determining individualized care plans. The Salvation Army believes in treating the entire person – emotionally, physically and spiritually. Creating a personalized and comprehensive treatment program provides individuals with the best chance for long-term success, stability and sobriety.
The $6 million Midtown Service and Treatment Center is certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The facility treats all aspects of an individual through a full range of services.
The Midtown Service and Treatment Center replaces the former Harbor Light Center, which offered several residential programs with supportive services, including a 189-bed shelter for homeless adult men. The old facility also provided seven beds for detoxification services and 30 beds for residential treatment services. Men came to the Harbor Light Center, which was established in 1943, with a multitude of life circumstances: substance abuse, mental health conditions that were impairing their day-to-day functioning, physical health conditions, and lack of life skills along with financial and legal issues.
Remaining true to its mission of meeting human needs in His name without discrimination, and working with St. Louis City and County, The Salvation Army evolved its substance abuse service and treatment model to accommodate not only best practice guidelines, but also a more inclusive consumer base including those who receive both public and private health care coverage.
The Salvation Army continues to value its community partnerships in providing substance abuse and mental health services such as The Department of Mental Health, Assisted Recoveries Center of America, St. Louis Drug Court, Department of Veterans Affairs, Grace Hill and other community agencies.
The Midtown Service and Treatment Center is the third phase of the organization’s $60 million Midtown Redevelopment Plan, after the construction of the Veterans Residence and 3010 Apartments, which opened in winter 2012 and spring 2014, respectively.
The ground floor serves as a neighborhood clinic along with office space and a community room. The upper two floors will offer advanced substance abuse treatment.
This project is made possible by The Salvation Army and generous donors throughout the bi-state region.
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