Adult Rehabilitation Center

The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC) provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves.

The ARC offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all in a clean, 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.

The ARC is completely funded through sales at the four Salvation Army Family Stores in Austin.


Who is Eligible?

Every potential participant undergoes a comprehensive intake interview to ensure the ARC program is the best possible match for them. If the interview process determines it’s not, we’ll make every effort to refer them to a program that will be.

A long-term commitment of at least six months is required so patterns of poor decision-making can be broken and replaced with positive life choices – changes that will help them become productive citizens of their community.

Applicants with a desire to get help may be referred by families, friends, courts, clergy and community leaders or may simply call the Intake Office at 1-800-SA-TRUCK (728-7825) to make an appointment or get more information about local ARC programs.

There are five Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers in Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.