We help individuals overcome qualification barriers though pursuit and completion of educational requirements, training, certifications and other prerequisites for gainful employment. Additionally, we help those suffering from mental illness or substance abuse pursue the treatment and/or mediation they need to function as healthily as possible.
Do you want a place where you can help other people? Do you need a place to belong? Stop by your local Salvation Army or look for volunteer opportunities.
Engaging the minds and bodies of older adults helps keep them young, active and happy. At The Salvation Army, someone’s grandparents can enjoy educational classes, kindle friendships over lunch, relive their youth with dances, take pre-retirement seminars and countless other activities.
Growing older can ravage bodies and minds. Age-related mental and physical problem can take a toll not only on older adults, but on their spouses and providers as well. Knowing this, The Salvation Army provides adult day care programs where those who are unable to take care of themselves can enjoy activities and friendships while their providers are given the opportunity to take care of other life matters for a few hours.
In addition to the mental stress of past service, veterans with PTSD also often struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Through the faith-based recovery and work programs at our Adult Rehabilitation Centers, those veterans can begin to mend their broken lives and return once again to their families. Additionally there are programs established in some communities specifically to meet the unique needs of Veterans.
Of the many challenges that face those who are homebound, hospitalized or in a constant-care facility, feeling forgotten by the loss of contact with friends and family is the biggest. Our Community Care Ministries go to them—friendship and encouragement right in their homes. We also visit those in hospitals, nursing home or other institution. This social ministry offers visitation, celebration planning (such as birthdays or holidays) and Bible study. We care for each individual deeply and would love to spend time getting to know you.
For men and women in prison, those about to be released or those freed after serving time, compassion can be the difference between a new life path or repeat incarceration. Our staff members minister to victims, offenders and their families. We work to restore individuals to their rightful role in society through our correctional services program.
We offer Bible correspondence courses offer to those in prison, where those who are incarcerated can learn about the Bible. This service is offered in many languages. Additionally we connect prisoners with old-fashioned pen pals. You can help and encourage someone who may be hopeless by writing a letter now and then. Learn more about these ministries here.
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