Salvation Army strives to meet human needs


The Salvation Army Bread of Life Center is a Salvation Army Service Extension Unit of the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army vision, as a leader in Christian faith-based human services, is to serve the whole person, body, mind and spirit with integrity and respect, using creative solutions to positively transform lives. Adult Rehabilitation Centers, located throughout the country, are a means the Salvation Army uses to help men and women who voluntarily seek recovery from addiction.

The Salvation Army has more no-fee rehabilitation facilities than any other program in America. For more than 100 years, the Adult Rehabilitation Centers and Harbor Light Programs have offered spiritual, emotional, an social assistance to those who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. The free programs provide housing, food, counseling, community and employment the Salvation Army and person work together to treat the symptoms, and ultimately the root causes, of alcohol and drug dependency.

The Adult Rehabilitation Centers are available to all regardless of economic status, race, color or national origin. Each 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. Anyone is welcome, as long as they are willing to participate in a Christian program of recovery and willing to work within the organization as a way of funding their stay as they undergo treatment. Salvation Army ARC rehabilitation programs generally run for six months or longer.

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers are funded completely by the community’s donations of furniture, clothing, household items and vehicles of all types, which are sold in Salvation Army thrift stores. There is no fee or charge for participants at the Adult Rehabilitation Center.

The Southeastern Michigan ARC in Detroit consolidated the Romulus Women’s Program in September of 2018. Now both men and women are provided treatment on the campus of the Detroit ARC. There are ARC’s in Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Chicago as well. To get help to enter a Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, call The Bread of Life Assistance Center, 145 Roseland St. in Kingsford, at 906-779-5717.

Tara Blagec


Director, Salvation Army Dickinson County


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