The Salvation Army’s Men’s Homeless Rehabilitation Center.
Programs & Services:
The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Lodge incorporates a temporary, safe shelter and individual, intensive case management, in a structured environment, to help those men who were previously homeless move toward new hope, confidence, life solutions, employment, self-sufficiency, and permanent housing. Our program encourages a productive and structured life, where the men are required to be employed at least 20 hours per week, with community service and life enrichment meetings weekly. Individual service plans, basic life skills, financial planning, money management, career development skills, community referrals, with educational and spiritual support are offered.
The Red Shield Lodge currently boasts an 80% employment rate for men at the completion of their stay. Keys to success of the program lie in structure, intensive and personal case management, the completion of short term goals, with measurable outcomes, structuring long term goals for attainment, and community partnerships, which provide mentors, and those offering the men a chance to succeed in employment. The Red Shield Lodge is the only local program of its kind, which actually integrates intensive case management, with the goal of transition back into independent living, and is recommended as first choice by District 15 Probation and Parole, throughout the Roanoke Valley.