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The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) ministries in the United States provide an in-residence rehabilitation program with a focus on basic necessities. Each program participant receives a clean and healthy living environment, good food, work therapy, leisure time activities, group and individual counseling, spiritual direction and the resources needed to develop life skills and a personal relationship with God.


For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has been providing assistance to people with a variety of social and spiritual afflictions through its 119 United States-based Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC).

The Adult Rehabilitation Center ministry began in 1881 when William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, opened shelters for homeless people on the streets of England. This initiative quickly spread to the United States.

Persons seeking our ministry, nurture and healing have come with issues of substance misuse, legal problems, relational conflicts, homelessness, unemployment, and, most importantly, a need for spiritual awakening and restoration. Through the generosity of those who have donated material goods to our Family Stores, we’ve been able to offer those in difficult situations the hope and healing they need to begin leading productive lives.


Since the ARC doesn’t solicit government funding, the ministry runs solely on the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses who donate goods to be sold in the Family Stores (formerly known as Thrift Stores).

Proceeds from their sale go toward providing important services for the program participants, helping them get back on their feet and live a productive life.

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