The Salvation Army

Organization Description: 

On any given night in Memphis, you will find over 200 men, women and children living in a Salvation Army facility in Memphis. The Salvation Army’s Purdue Center of Hope located at 696 Jackson Avenue, houses 122 homeless women and children each night in one of three shelter programs: the Emergency Family Shelter, the "Zone" (single women’s emergency shelter) and Renewal Place (chemically addicted homeless women and their children). Other programs at the Purdue Center include a 3-star licensed childcare, disaster services, Angel Tree (holiday gift program), community intake and assessment program/permanent supportive housing hotline.

The Adult Rehabilitation Center at 130 North Danny Thomas is a drug and alcohol program for 87 men who follow a 12 step program. This program is totally self-supporting, and dependent upon public donations of clothing, furniture, appliances, which are sold in the Thrift Stores.

The two Salvation Army Corps located at 672 Alabama Avenue and at 4741 Winchester provide worship services, character building programs for youth, families, and seniors.

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696 Jackson Ave
Memphis, TN 38105
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.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

At the center of our work in Memphis is a common belief that all people have a resilient capacity to make positive change. We believe in the healing power of compassion, love, dignity and respect and these principles guide our actions and words. We value the transforming power of God and the salvation that comes from knowing Christ as our personal savior. And we believe that enduring change comes from holistic ministry – to mind, body and spirit. Our purpose, simply put, is to Share God’s love by serving others.

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