Wherever there is a need in Alaska, you'll find The Salvation Army. Since 1898, when The Salvation Army began its social service work in Alaska, the organization has grown into one of the largest social service providers in the state, providing a wide array of services--from spiritual aid and family emergency assistance to senior services and youth programs. The Salvation Army serves 18 communities in Alaska: Anchorage, Angoon, Bethel, Cordova, Fairbanks, Haines, Homer, Hoonah, Juneau, Kake, the Kenai Peninsula, Ketchikan, Klawock, Kodiak, the Mat-Su Valley, Petersburg, Sitka, and Wrangell.
The Salvation Army Mission Statement: 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. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.
In addition to community corps programs offered in every community we serve, The Salvation Army operates the following programs in Anchorage:
Adult Rehabilitation Center - Housing, counseling, life skills education, spiritual development and work therapy for men who are struggling to overcome substance abuse.
Clitheroe Center - Residential and outpatient addiction treatment facility.
McKinnell House and Family Emergency Services - 16-room emergency family shelter, case management, and food pantry.
Older Alaskans Program - Meals, transportation and light housekeeping for elders and the disabled.
Serendipity Adult Day Services - Safe, stimulating care five days a week for adults with dementia and other cognitive disorders.
143 East 9th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501