Adult Rehabilitation Center
The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Program in Alaska provides housing, counseling, life skills education, spiritual development and work therapy for men who are struggling to overcome challenges and difficult circumstances resulting from the effect of substance abuse. This residential program is primarily funded from donations to and sales at Anchorage and Mat-Su Area Salvation Army Family Stores.
The Adult Rehabilitation Center is rooted in a long history of fighting addiction. For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has been fighting alcoholism through its 119 U.S.-based adult rehabilitation centers (ARCs). The ministry began in 1865 when Salvation Army founder William Booth opened shelters for homeless people on the streets of England. Because many homeless people were also alcoholics, it was in these shelters that the ARC ministry began.
By the 1940s, American ARCs were developing a more professional counseling program, and in the 1950s ARCs hired professional social workers and psychologists as permanent staff. Today, ARC ministries extend to those suffering from alcoholism as well as multiple drug addictions.
The Salvation Army's ARC ministry is entirely self-supporting, receiving no government funding. In order to support the ministry, The Salvation Army takes discarded items that people donate, recycles them and then sells them in Salvation Army Family (thrift) Stores. Salvation Army ARC ministries provide housing, clothing, medical attention and educational aid to men who are seeking help for a drug or alcohol addiction. The ARC focuses recovery around the spiritual fulfillment that comes through a personal relationship with Christ, offering a variety of programs to practically accent this spiritual ideal.
For information about The Salvation Army Anchorage Adult Rehabilitation Center program, please contact us:
Anchorage Adult Rehabilitation Center
660 E. 48th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501
Major Paul Chouinard, Administrator
Major Rachel Chouinard, Director of Special Services
(907) 562-5408 - Paul.Chouinard@usw.salvationarmy.org
For more information about our Adult Rehabilitation Centers please check out our national satruck.org website, which provides information on donating to The Salvation Army Family Stores and also features stories of lives transformed by ARC programs. Sale at Family Stores in the Anchorage and Mat Su area benefit ARC programming based in Anchorage. Sales at Salvation Army stores in other Alaska communities benefit local community-based social services.
Supporting the Adult Rehabilitation Center
Your donations make a difference. In Anchorage, call 561-4670 for pick up or drop your donations at any of our five Salvation Army Thrift Stores during store hours.
Thank you for your support and prayer!