That’s nearly 17 percent of people in the U.S.—including 29.5 million with an alcohol use disorder, 24 million with a drug use disorder and 7.3 million people with both.


That’s why The Salvation Army has more residential rehabilitation facilities than any rehab program in America

For over 100 years, The Salvation Army’s rehabilitation programs have served as beacons of hope to people seeking help for any number of social and life issues, including problems related to substance abuse. Our

180-day residential work-therapy programs provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance to people who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves.

In essence, we give kids their parents back.

Give the gift of transformation.

As the only provider of social services in nearly every zip code across the U.S., The Salvation Army uniquely understands that the statistics on those struggling with substance use don’t provide a full picture of need—and it’s not limited to a certain “type” of person. 

Need can affect anyone.

That’s why The Salvation Army equips more than 150,000 people every year to combat substance use, regain health and stability, build work and social skills, and restore families—and we’ve been at it since 1865.   

With 85 residential treatment facilities in America, The Salvation Army is out to break the chains of substance abuse. We are working to restore families.

Your gift will help The Salvation Army transform a life.

Will you join us in the Fight for Good?

Here’s how it works:



Decide to join The Salvation Army in supporting rehabilitation.



Give to help provide hope and transformation to someone nearby in need.



Know you’re helping restore a family in your neighborhood.

Yes, you could keep “do good” on your to-do list.

You could set a resolution to help others this year.
Or, you can decide to choose love today.


Fill the you-sized hole for goodness.

Give to support rehabilitation in your community.



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Our Promise
to Donors Like You

The Salvation Army is dedicated to Doing the Most Good, assisting 31 million Americans annually with food, shelter, rehabilitation, disaster relief, child protection and more.

By meeting tangible needs, we give the world a lasting display of the love behind our beliefs. Since 1865, we have been working to provide sustainable solutions for the most vulnerable. We stay not just until the job is done, but long afterwards, to ensure that the healing continues. With 82 cents of every dollar dedicated to directly supporting the needs of the community in which it was received, The Salvation Army is committed to stewarding every donation with integrity.
Click here to see our most recent annual report.

“I’ve never met a group of such selfless people that
are working to help others. The Army’s goal is to take
people in and rehabilitate them so they can have a life
and be able to take care of themselves. And that’s
something that’s really important to me.”

– Diane Mullin, Donor, Pasadena, California

Conquering addiction is a miracle in itself. And I would know. Thirteen years ago, I was a participant at The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center—where I lived cost-free, engaged in the 12 steps and fought my addictions. Today, I’m an officer (a pastor) in The Salvation Army, currently leading the Adult Rehabilitation Center in Santa Monica, California. I see it every day—people turning to chemicals to find their self worth. Addiction is at an epidemic proportion. We try to give them a new way of looking at life, with skills to live a new life—especially getting connected to a supportive community. Then on graduation day, I always say: You’re at a new starting line now.”

Captain Timothy Pemberton

“I started drinking, playing around with pot and doing meth in high school. It was just a weekend thing. Later on, it became a need. Selling “ice,” doing ice was my life. When my children were taken away, it opened my eyes. I did the 911 prayer: Lord, help me out of this and I’ll change. And He heard. I became a participant at The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center—where I lived cost-free, engaged in the 12 steps and fought my addictions. It changed my life. I’m so grateful they gave me one more chance.”


About Us

An international movement, The Salvation Army is an evangelical arm of the universal Christian Church. Our message is based on the Bible, and our ministry is motivated by the love of God. We preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.


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