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Fresno Adult Rehabilitation Center

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Fresno, CA 804 S. Parallel Avenue
Fresno, CA 93721
Fresno, CA Women' Programs - Rosecrest 559-490-7020

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 (ARCs). 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.

Mission 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.

Funding Since we do not solicit government funding for this program, The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center rehabilitative ministry is made possible through the generosity of individuals, organizations, and businesses who donate goods that can be sold in our family thrift stores and provide services that are made available to the participants of our programs. The Family Thrift Stores generate 80% of the income that helps support the Adult Rehabilitation Center.

Entry Requirements 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 call the Intake Office to make an appointment or get more information.

Program Participation 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. We use work as therapy to assist persons in learning or re-learning how to be productive, participate cooperatively, follow instructions, contribute towards a goal, and maintain balance. We use individual and group counseling to assist with character formation (a change of thinking and behavior). We offer spiritual direction to help the beneficiaries embrace the practical application of the Christian faith as a lifestyle and encourage them to become established in a church community of their choice. Each center is able to offer other services on site or in conjunction with available community resources.

Please feel free to call the Adult Rehabilitation Center in Fresno and ask for the Intake Office to learn more about the program.

If you wish to make a donation or learn more about us please visit The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center website at