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The Salvation Army is first and foremost a religious institution, where each week members of communities throughout Indiana gather at Salvation Army corps community centers and centers of service to worship on Sunday. Worship programs are also conducted throughout the week.

As the world’s largest non-profit charity organization, The Salvation Army meets the humanitarian needs of people in need, guiding them to physical, mental and spiritual betterment. Throughout the state of Indiana, the Salvation Army exists as a catalyst in helping people change their lives for the better. Successful and proven Salvation Army programs each day assist the homeless, addicted, poor, afflicted, elderly and less-fortunate youth in our community.

The following is a brief overview of the programs that the Salvation Army operates in Indianapolis and throughout the Hoosier state.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT, REHABILITATION
The Salvation Army provides clinical treatment and rehabilitation for men and women battling substance abuse and chemical dependency. Programs are in place to assist veterans, the mentally ill, transients, HIV/AIDS patients and the undereducated. Professional psychological and spiritual counseling programs are also available, and in some cases, job training, placement, and work rehabilitation services. Contact The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center at 317-972-1450 for more information.

HELP FOR HOMELESS AND ABUSED WOMEN, CHILDREN
The Salvation Army provides a safe place for homeless and abused women and children in perhaps their greatest time of need. Domestic abuse and homeless shelters feature professional counseling, medical assistance, child care and assistance, job training and continuing education programs. Contact The Salvation Army’s Social Service Center at 317-637-5551 for more information.

PROGRAMS FOR THE HOMELESS
The Salvation Army provides a host of social service programs available to the homeless population, including psychological and spiritual counseling, job placement, medical assistance and basic-needs programs. This can include access to telephones, mail delivery, laundry, showers and personal storage areas.

The Barton Center is a low-income apartment residence for those transitioning from homelessness to independence. The center, which provides supportive housing for families and individuals who need a social service component to keeping them independent, features 28 apartments, and 10 SRO (Single Room Occupancy) units. If you would like more information about the Barton Center call 317-423-2575.

PROGRAMS FOR ENTIRE COMMUNITIES
The Salvation Army operates corps throughout the state — local centers that provide their communities programs focusing on recreation, learning, youth development and social service programs. Centers also are a place of worship, where services are held throughout the week and on Sunday mornings. Many centers provide youth programs, including before- and after-school programs, day care and sports and recreational services. This can also include services for the elderly, including nursing home and shut-in visits, veterans assistance and Christmastime services. Click here to find The Salvation Army nearest you.

PROGRAMS FOCUSING ON THE NEEDS OF MEN
The Salvation Army provides residential rehabilitation services for men who are battling homelessness, poverty, unemployment and chemical and substance dependency. The Adult Rehabilitation Center operates and manages all local Salvation Army thrift and family stores. Proceeds from the sale of items at Salvation Army thrift and family stores benefit the programs and services of the local Adult Rehabilitation Center.

PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF INDIANA
The Salvation Army provides programs to meet the needs of people in each county throughout Indiana. In many Indiana communities, the Salvation Army exists as a corps, operating a facility in which all local programs, services and worship opportunities are based. In Hoosier communities where no physical Salvation Army facility is present, the Salvation Army offers programs to those in need through Salvation Army Service Extension.