California Salvation Army

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What is the Salvation Army?

The Salvation Army is an international Christian, non-profit human services organization whose mission is focused on aiding the poor and other people in need. The organization takes an evangelical approach while providing a vast array of human services through both established, permanent programs as well as in response to disasters and other public emergencies.

The Salvation Army assists individuals and families in poverty through numerous programs such as providing both short and long-term housing assistance, meal assistance, and employment assistance. The Pathway of Hope program takes an individualized approach to help individuals and families struggling with poverty to become self-sufficient.

Programs for victims of human trafficking and domestic abuse provide immediate assistance, safe harbor, transitional housing, and multiple supportive services that help individuals escape and recover from abusive situations.

The Salvation Army serves as a disaster relief organization, providing aid to victims of natural disasters. In addition to gathering volunteers and delivering essential resources in response to disasters, the Salvation Army engages in emergency preparedness activities such as training local first responders and developing emergency disaster plans.

The Salvation Army offers numerous programs centered on children, including low-cost extracurricular programs featuring the arts, athletics, and club activities. Homework assistance, literacy support, and other education related services are available to school-aged children. The Salvation Army also operates daycare centers for low-income families.

Elderly services include elderly housing assistance, classes, and social and recreational activities. Adult daycare centers provide care and activities for seniors that cannot live independently, offering support and flexibility to their caregivers.

Resources for combating substance abuse are available through the Salvation Army. Individuals may participate in group or individual addiction counseling, work therapy, and life-skills development.

The Salvation Army has a presence in more than 120 countries around the world. In the U.S., the Salvation Army operates more than 7,500 service centers, community centers, daycare centers, medical facilities, and other centers of operation. U.S. operations are divided into four regional territories.