The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
A residential rehabilitation program for 130 men, the ARC program provides residents with work therapy, life skills training, and individual, group and family counseling. The ARC offers residents as opportunity to regain self-direction and transition back into the community as productive participants. Clients commit at least six months to the program and are sober as they enter. Men suffering from homelessness, poverty, and substance abuse can get the help that allows them to grow closer to God in mind, body and spirit. They overcome their addictions. They re-enter relationships with family, friends and society with a renewed and enriched sense of purpose. They live independently, self-sufficiently and morally.
For more then 100 years, The Salvation Army has been fighting alcoholism in the U.S. through its Adult Rehabilitation Centers.
The ARC annual budget is solely funded from the profits made at The Salvation Army Family Store locations in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Customers find value and quality at the Family stores. The trend among shoppers is to rely more heavily on quality second hand merchandise, and as a result, Family Stores have seen a significant increase in revenues during the past year. The ongoing supply of merchandise makes this financial model work. Thank you, Travis and Williamson Counties for your gifts and saleable goods.
Also known as the ARC, this residential rehabilitation center provides 117 men recovering from addiction an opportunity to regain self-direction and transition back into the Central Texas community as a productive citizen. While in the ARC program residents receive work therapy, life skills training, individual, group and family counseling.
Men suffering from homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, chemical dependency or misdirected lives receive assistance from the provided programs without discrimination. The ARC exists to help men grow closer to God in the mind, body and spirit. Support is essential to overcome addiction or affliction, re-enter relationships with family, friends and society with a renewed and enriched sense of purpose. The goal is to live independently, self-sufficiently and morally.
In a positive, professional and nurturing environment, The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center helps men meet their immediate needs, those of their families and formulate a plan to become drug and alcohol free, independent and self-sufficient.
Each person considered for admittance into the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center must:
Admit the need for rehabilitation to overcome problems
Be in good physical health
Be willing to participate in the entire program
Commit to a six-month period of rehabilitation
Be free of intoxicating drugs, including alcohol, upon admission
Express a desire to rebuild a lifestyle free of chemical dependency
During the stay, each man is offered counseling, group therapy, spiritual guidance, educational programs, work therapy, Christian living classes (practical application of Christian ethics), Bible study, literacy education, medical screening and help with anger management and relapse prevention.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Men dealing the mental, physical and emotional challenges of sobriety work within a safe, controlled environment, engaging with peers and supervisors. When possible, men are placed in an assignment compatible with past work experience and abilities. In many work therapy areas fundamental training is provided to prepare men for entering the job market.
Chemical dependency classes
Viewing sessions on some of the latest and finest films in the chemical dependency showing all aspects of addiction including many classic symptoms and emotional phases through which the disease progresses.
Guest speakers, well-respected local professionals in the field of chemical dependency offer insight from a wide variety of viewpoints. Illustrated lectures lend additional aid to the ministry. Handouts and collateral material are distributed to help retain information presented and give a starting point for self reflection.
Support groups provide Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Many times, in-house meetings are led by the men in treatment.
Groups meet weekly during meetings and men openly discuss their feelings in a caring environment facilitated by a counselor.
Christian living classes
Bible study and its significance in daily life
Origins of scripture
Issues of faith in Christ as the foundation of spiritual life
The nature of a personal relationship with God
Ways to make prayer a valuable tool in building a Christian life
The value of Christian living leading to recovery
Men join their families every Sunday at a formal worship service. Each Wednesday, the service is more informal and men explore their personal relationship with Jesus Christ while worshipping with their peers. Sometimes, achievement awards, story sharing and program achievement awards are given.
Breathalyzers are used to spot-check and a urinalysis machine is used to systematically and consistently drug test men.
Spouses, parents, brothers, sisters and immediate family of men in treatment participate in the center’s program; the disease concept of addiction and family roles in dependency. Family members learn how they are affected by their loved one’s addiction, what they can do to help, how to seek help and further support for their own growth and healing.
The ARC is solely funded from the profits made at the Family Stores located in the Austin metropolitan area. Through the sale of donated items including: clothing, furniture and appliances the ARC is able to sustain, enhance its programs and services offered to men throughout Central Texas.
All material donations made to the Army in Austin, unless specifically earmarked by the donor, are both accepted and facilitated by the ARC.
Your donation is tax-deductible. The Salvation Army is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Here are some of the most common donations the ARC receives:
Clothing for men, women and children
Miscellaneous household items
YOU CAN EVEN DONATE A VEHICLE
The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center also gives donors the opportunity to donate an operable car, truck, RV, motorcycle or boat (on a trailer).
Your donation of an operable vehicle is tax-deductible (IRS Form 526). The Salvation Army is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Captain’s Erik & Carol Nickell
4216 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78745