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Salvation Army Men’s Social Center

Our center supports recovering alcoholics and aims to help them achieve self-sufficiency. Our motto is “Restoring people. restoring goods” and that is what we do every day in our program. Since 1969, we have received many goodwill donations to sell in our thrift store. The profits help recovering alcoholics transition back to society. We believe our mission fits with the Gospel of Christ- giving people a new start to enjoy a new life.

Salvation Army Men’s Social Center

The Origin and Purpose of our Workshop

Our work is based on the principles and spirit of the Christian faith. We strive to serve with “heart to God, and hand to man.” Since its foundation, the Salvation Army has been concerned about social problems (especially alcoholism) and taking the initiative to provide practical help to those in need.

From our experience, we have seen that alcoholics can be both victims and perpetrators of violence and crime. For this reason, we have established a program and continue to operate it to help alcoholics transition back to society.

The challenge is not only to stop drinking, but also to return to work and become a contributing member of society. So we encourage workers each day and seek to make them feel welcome and valued as they work.

Based on the teachings and spirit of Christ, the Salvation Army is working to meet many needs in our society. We welcome program participants to work with us and hope that our workplace will provide opportunities to grow in body, mind and spirit. Our facility was built for this purpose, and operates with this attitude today.

The Origin and Purpose of our Center

The Bible teaches us, “Do not worry about what you will eat or what you will wear. Your Father in Heaven knows that you need these things. But seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you.” (Matthew 6:31, 33) We firmly believe these words and work towards making God’s kingdom a reality in our world. We pray that His justice will overflow, that God will take away our suffering and sadness and fill us with joy, hope and peace.

Matthew 6:34 tells us “So do not worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will worry about itself. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” We believe the phrase “for today,” is important and focus on “one day at a time,” seeking God’s help in our daily life at the center.