A Protestant Christian church, the Salvation Army is better known for its charity work and thrift stores that benefit the underserved. In order to better the quality of life for citizens of the world, the Salvation Army funds a number of programs. Here is a list of some:
Missing Persons: The primary purpose of this program is to reunite family members who wish to find each other.
Youth Camps: Catered toward children of low-income households, these youth camps give children a chance to socialize and enjoy the outdoors. Camp activities include swimming, scouting, arts and crafts, and athletics.
Adult Rehabilitation: The Adult Rehabilitation Center was founded in 1881 to help adults re-assimilate into society. Many adults who seek the assistance of the Center have backgrounds in homelessness, unemployment, and substance abuse.
Elderly Services: The Salvation Army strives to provide ease and fun to the lives of the elderly by offering educational classes, hot lunch programs, pre-retirement seminars, and day care. The nonprofit also sponsors social activities, such as senior camping.
About the author: Dr. Lamont Tyler is an avid supporter of the Salvation Army. He is also one of Illinois’ top family physicians.
As Medical Director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s PromptCare, Dr. Lamont Tyler takes pride in the diverse array of services offered to all individuals on a walk-in basis.