The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs) provide spiritual, social, and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves.
A seven-phase program provides residents with the opportunity to regain self-respect and acquire the moral and spiritual principles of conduct and responsible work habits that will enable them to re-enter society as productive members.
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.
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 program participants, helping them get back on their feet and live a productive life.
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. For a listing of ARCs in our division's service area of Connecticut and Rhode Island, click the respective link below.