The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.
The vision of The Salvation Army has always been to lead men and women into a proper relationship with God. The Army recognizes that a physical, emotional and social restoration must go hand in hand with spiritual rebirth. The Army practices an integrated ministry, uniting spiritual, social and physical support.
Social-service programs are a practical expression of the dominating spiritual motivation of The Salvation Army. Aid is given wherever and whenever the need is apparent, without distinction as to race or creed. There are no demands for adherence, simulated or real, to the principles of The Salvation Army.
The Army operates the largest emergency shelter in Central Texas. Almost 500 people sleep on a Salvation Army bed each night and 1,200-1,500 meals are served daily for 365 days a year.
You may know the programs of The Salvation Army to be:
- based in a tradition of service and faith
- designed to help those among us in the most need
You may not know that The Salvation Army Austin Area is an innovative collaborator, working with secular organizations and people of many faiths and belief-systems. The Salvation Army is committed to Doing the Most Good with partners who share a desire to help our neighbors who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes move from crisis to stability. The Salvation Army and its partners are drawn together by a desire to offer useful help without discrimination to people who need assistance.