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Chaplaincy Program

The Chaplains provided emotional and spiritual care to over 1,000 victims of trauma and violence in the City of Milwaukee.

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Chaplaincy Program

The Chaplains responded to 72 calls for service from the Milwaukee Police Department.

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Chaplaincy Program

The Chaplains volunteered for a total of 2,585 hours in 2018.

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Chaplaincy Program

Chaplains are called to critical incidents when police determine emotional and spiritual care is needed


ABOUT

The Salvation Army Chaplaincy Program is a partnership between The Salvation Army Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee Police Department. Salvation Army Chaplains provide emotional and spiritual care and support to those that have experienced a traumatic incident. Through our two volunteer rosters of chaplains (community & emergency), we seek to build relationships, engage with faith-based organizations, help build sustainable neighborhoods, identify root causes of trauma, and provide assistance which empowers individuals to make changes towards healing in their lives. 

The Salvation Army Chaplaincy Program is comprised of volunteers from all over the greater Milwaukee area. Our 55 chaplains represent 19 denominations from 44 different congregations. They are laypersons/clergy and come from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Our Chaplains are called to critical incidents when police determine emotional and spiritual care is needed, including (but not limited to):

  • Homicides
  • Drug overdoses
  • House fires
  • Fatal accidents
  • Suicides
  • Infant deaths

Community Involvement

Since the program’s beginning in May of 2015, chaplains have not only responded to the scene of critical incidents with the police, they also have participated in the following community events:

  • Monthly Faith-Based Initiatives
  • Monthly Crime and Safety meetings
  • Prayer vigils/ funerals for victims of violence
  • Holiday events hosted by MPD (Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
  • National Night Out
  • Adopt-a-Block
  • The Salvation Army Toy Shop
  • The Salvation Army Feed the Kids
  • Stuff the Squad
  • Community Listening Sessions with MPD
  • Veterans & Memorial Day parades
  • Kapco Kids2Kids Christmas Event

Application Information

Please submit applications to:

The Salvation Army
Attn: Alexis Twito
11315 West Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Questions?

Alexis Twito, Chaplaincy Program Coordinator
(414) 736-7843
Alexis_Twito@usc.salvationarmy.org