Our Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) on Hermitage Road, is funded entirely by the proceeds from The Salvation Army Family Stores in Central Virginia. It serves as a home for up to 81 men recovering from substance abuse, or working to overcome a treatable handicap.
Our rehabilitation program is highly structured, providing spiritual, social, and emotional assistance for men who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves and/or their family. Men must commit to the program for a minimum of six months, during which, they live and work with The Salvation Army, contributing to their own rehabilitation through a variety of daily assignments. Our program offers group and individual counseling, Celebrate Recovery – a 12-step program, and spiritual recovery opportunities, in a clean and wholesome environment.
The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment. Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with their families and resume a normal life.
Each program participant is provided with a clean and healthy living environment, good food, work therapy, leisure time activities, group and individual counseling, spiritual direction, and resources to develop life skills and a personal relationship with God, as provided by Jesus Christ.
The Salvation Army does not receive government funding therefore, the Adult Rehabilitation Center depends upon the generosity of those who donate their goods to our Family Stores. These goods are then sold and the proceeds are used to provide quality services to those in need of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
How You Can Help
Donations of used clothing, furniture and household items are accepted at any of the family stores, as well as at the ARC on Hermitage Road, or through a household pickup. Items received are sorted, refurbished, priced and distributed to the thrift stores by the men at the Adult Rehabilitation Center. The proceeds from the sale of these items are used exclusively to fund the ARC program, shelter and counseling services. We also collect and auction donated automobiles, RV’s, boats and motorcycles to support this program.