For over 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 and this initiative quickly spread to the United States. Persons who have sought 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.

The Mission

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center ministry provides an in-residence rehabilitation program with a focus on basic necessities. Each beneficiary (program participant) is provided with a clean and healthy living environment, good food, work therapy, leisure time activities, group and individual counseling, spiritual direction, and resources to assist each person to develop life skills and a personal relationship with God as provided by Jesus Christ.

The ARC's

The men who attend the ARC work in the retail stores as part of the rehabilitation program. Items donated to The Salvation Army are sold and vouchered, with all earned income going back into the program. When appropriate, The Wilkes-Barre Salvation Army can send individuals to this program. This program is run separately from the Wilkes-Barre Corps with it's own Officer, but The Salvation Army believes that it is important that we work together to meet the needs of the people we serve.


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