Characteristics and Environments of a Human Service Organization

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Characteristics and Environments of a Human Service Organization MISSION STATEMENT
“The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center ministries in the United States provide 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.” (SARC, 2009)

The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center (SARC) 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 (SARC, 2009). 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 (SARC, 2009).

In this new century, The Salvation Army is serving more people in the USA than ever before. We are already seeing large increases in the number of Americans seeking the basic necessities of life - food, shelter, and warmth (SARC, 2009). More than 35 million people received help from The Salvation Army in 2006, but the magnitude of the mission facing The Salvation Army in communities throughout the United States remains great (SARC, 2009). The Adult Rehabilitation Center program assists the beneficiaries in learning to live a balanced lifestyle. Participation in all program components is required by every beneficiary. (SARC) use work as therapy to assist...
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