Characteristics and Environments of a Human Service Organization

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Characteristics and Environments of a Human Service Organization
“The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center ministries in the United States provide an in-residence rehabilitation program with a focus on basic necessities. Each beneficiary (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 assist each person to develop life skills and a personal relationship with God as provided by Jesus Christ.” (SARC, 2009) The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center (SARC) for over 100 years The Salvation Army has been providing assistance to people with a variety of social and
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They use individual and group counseling to assist with character formation a change of thinking and behavior. They offer spiritual direction to help the beneficiaries embrace the practical application of the Christian faith as a lifestyle and encourage them to become established in a church community of their choice. Each center is able to offer other services on site or in conjunction with available community resources (SARC, 2009). Some of the stakeholders of the (SARC) have been the 55-plus age category the fastest-growing group in the country. This makes The Salvation Army programs for older adults more important than ever. Each year thousands of older adults are served by The Salvation Army (SARC, 2009). In corps community centers throughout the nation, older adults gather to share interests, develop new skills and enjoy the company of their peers. The Salvation Army meets their needs in many ways. More stakeholders are the homelessness, the unemployed, and substance abusers (SARC, 2009). Operations of The Salvation Army are supervised by trained, commissioned officers. They proclaim the gospel and serve as administrators, teachers, social workers, counselors, youth leaders, and musicians. These men and women have dedicated their lives, skills, and service completely to God (SARC, 2009). Lay members who subscribe to the doctrines of The Salvation Army are called soldiers. Along with
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