Adult Rehabilitation Services (ARC)
The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves.
Each center offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all in a clean, wholesome environment. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment. Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with their families and resume a normal life.
Who Is Eligible?
Every potential participant undergoes a comprehensive intake interview to ensure the ARC program is the best possible match for them. If the interview process determines it’s not, we’ll make every effort to refer them to a program that will be.
A long-term commitment of at least six months is required so patterns of poor decision-making can be broken and replaced with positive life choices – changes that will help them become productive citizens of their community.
Applicants* with a desire to get help may be referred by families, friends, courts, clergy and community leaders or may simply call the Intake Office at 1-800-SA-TRUCK (728-7825) to make an appointment or get more information about local ARC programs.
*The Salvation Army’s services are available without regard to race, religion or national origin.
True Stories of Success
“I learned more in my 11 months at The Salvation Army than I learned in 42 years of life.”
Husband. Father. Businessman. Paul had a good life. Then he lost it all to alcohol and crack cocaine.
“I did things I never thought I would do … Using around my kids. Lying to my children and my family. Stealing from my family. Stealing from my company.”
Paul went to two or three different treatment centers to try and get the help he needed, but none were spiritually based. “I still had a huge hole inside me. A lot of guilt. A lot of shame.”
Homeless and spiritually bankrupt, Paul finally walked into the chapel of The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, hit his knees and said, “God, I give up.”
But God hadn’t given up on him. “He was there. Through The Salvation Army, He was there.”
Now clean and sober, Paul has reunited with his children, rejoined his family business and reclaimed his soul.
“The Salvation Army gave me a chance at redemption. They saved my life … a life I cherish today.”