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Chaplaincy Program

Chaplains are called to critical incidents when police determine emotional and spiritual care is needed. There are currently 55 active chaplains.

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Chaplaincy Program

The Chaplains provided emotional and spiritual care to over 1,500 victims of trauma and violence in the City of Milwaukee.

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Chaplaincy Program

The Chaplains responded to 90 calls for service from the Milwaukee Police Department.

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Chaplaincy Program

The Chaplains volunteered for a total of 2,891 hours in 2019.


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 to build sustainable neighborhoods, and provide outreach services to empower individuals in making changes in their lives as a step towards healing our community. 

The Salvation Army Chaplaincy Program is comprised of volunteers from all over the greater Milwaukee area. Over 50 chaplains represents 19 denominations from more than 44 different congregations. They are; laypersons, clergy and believers alike who come from diverse ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

Our Chaplains are called to critical incidents and fatalities when police determines that emotional and spiritual care is needed. This includes (but not limited to):

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

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
  • Holiday events hosted by MPD
  • 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

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Questions?

Pastor Veloris Brooks
Chaplaincy Program Coordinator
11315 W. Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 302-4300 ex. 2290
Veloris.Brooks@usc.salvationarmy.org