WHAT WE DO : ADULT REHABILITATION CENTER (ARC)
Anyone with a sincere desire for rehabilitation is welcome.
The Salvation Army’s (3) three Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC) in Northeast Ohio provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves.
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. 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.
Who Is Eligible?
A comprehensive intake interview is required from every potential program participant to insure that the individual seeking help and the program are a good match. In the event that the interview process determines that the program is not appropriate every attempt will be made to make a referral to more appropriate help.
Although the core program is basically the same, Adult Rehabilitation Center programs may vary somewhat from center to center. Each applicant must come with the recognition of a need that can be addressed within the framework of the entire Adult Rehabilitation Center program. A long term commitment of at least 6 months helps the participants make life choices and changes that, upon reentry, will enable them to maintain themselves as productive citizens of their community.
Applicants with a desire to get help may be referred by families, friends, courts, clergy, and community leaders or simply contact the offices (shown above) to make an appointment or get more information.
Because our Family Thrift Stores are fully operated by The Salvation Army, the proceeds go directly into our charitable work. In fact, every dollar generated by our Family Thrift Stores is used to fund our Adult Rehabilitation Centers. These centers help over 60,000 people work through various life issues each year, ultimately working to assist them in rejoining their communities as productive members.
Additionally, our stores provide thousands of employment opportunities for the general public and work therapy opportunities for people in rehabilitation to learn valuable vocational skills and regain their self-esteem.