Northwest dedicates Marion Farrell House

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LT. COLONEL TERRY Griffin, Lt. Colonel Donald Bell, Major Pam Strickland, Major Ron Strickland with dedication plaque.

The Salvation Army’s Northwest Division held a dedication ceremony recently for the ARC’s Marion Farrell House, the Army’s first women’s residence for substance abuse rehabilitation in the northwest.

The dedication was held in the living room of the residence and was attended by about 30 Salvation Army officers, board members, staff, volunteers, community members and Farrell family members.

According to Major Sam Southard, program administrator, it is the only Salvation Army facility of its kind within Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Major Carol Southard is director of special services.

The Marion Farrell House is part of the Northwest Division’s HOPE Capital Campaign and is the ARC’s eighth residence for women enrolled in its substance abuse rehabilitation program in the territory. It will house up to fourteen women struggling with substance abuse and one staff member.

Women enrolled in the rehabilitation program can stay at Marion Farrell House for a minimum of six months and up to one year; as with the men’s ARC programs, they will rebuild their lives through work therapy, pastoral guidance and a variety of counseling services.
Special guest speakers included Adult Rehabilitation Center Commander Major Ron Strickland, Major Pam Strickland, and Western Territory Chief Secretary Lt. Colonel Don Bell. Christine, a woman currently living at the residence was also present at the dedication.

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