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Adult Rehabilitation Centers

We have 17 Adult Rehabilitation Centers across the Midwest that offer a spiritually-based rehabilitation program.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, we can help.

Our centers provide a safe place for recovery, while rebuilding a lifestyle free and safe of dependency. No judgement, no shame. Our six month program offers a place to sleep, food to eat, and a new beginning - all at no cost to program participants.


For over 100 years The Salvation Army has been fighting alcoholism at its Adult Rehabilitation Centers. This ministry began in 1881 when William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, opened shelters for homeless people on the streets of England. During this time many homeless people were also alcoholics, and it was in these shelters that the rehabilitation ministry began. By the 1940s, our American centers were developing a more professional counseling program, and in the 1950s, hired professional social workers and psychologists as permanent staff. Today, our rehabilitation ministry serves those suffering from alcoholism, as well as multiple drug addictions.

The Mission

Our rehabilitation ministry provides housing, clothing, medical attention, educational aid and work experience to men who are seeking help for a drug or alcohol addiction. In the Chicago metro, our program has expanded to serve women with addictions as well. We focus recovery around the spiritual fulfillment that comes through a personal relationship with Christ, offering a variety of programs that enhance this spiritual ideal.


The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center's are totally self-supporting, receiving no government funding. In order to support the ministry, The Salvation Army takes discarded items that people donate, recycles them and then sells them in Salvation Army Stores. These donations are accepted and processed on-site at our stores.

Find the nearest donation drop-off location and support our work. You can also donate financially to support our programs that combat addiction.

Need Help Now?

Find the closest Adult Rehabilitation Center below to start rebuilding your life, of the life of a loved one.