Jonathon Shaffstall calls himself a “late bloomer” when it comes to drugs. Raised in a Christian home as the son of Salvation Army officers, he didn’t have his first drink
Mike Price’s downward spiral into heroin addiction began innocently when his doctor put him on Vicodin after a wrist operation. “That started my 14–year run of opiate abuse,” he said.
When Cadet Joseph Cantrell was growing up in Howell, N.J., someone told him that, as a child of divorced parents, both of whom were on their second marriage, he was
In 1997, Carol Almeida was sitting in a jail cell in York, Pa., exhausted by her life on drugs. She longed to be a free woman again—free from the grip
SA Cares for the Addicted The Salvation Army has always treated drug addiction as a public health issue, long before the Surgeon General’s 2016 report declared it a “chronic neurological
An outreach to victims The Puertas Abiertas (Open Doors) program at the Salvation Army’s San Juan, P.R. Corps provides professional counseling and guidance to victims of crime, abuse, and trauma.
Partners in Health Many people will walk into a Salvation Army church or community center seeking spiritual redemption. But initially, Tamiko Wilkerson came to the Philadelphia Ray & Joan Kroc
Demetrius Marlowe’s stellar career as an athletic coach, pastor, and high school and college educator has offered him many opportunities to engage young people and bring out the best in
For many years, The Salvation Army has developed young people through sports ministry. Some of them have reached iconic status as internationally known athletes. David Robinson, Julius (Dr. J) Erving,
Terrel Davis uses his knees for more than long jumping at the University of Hartford. He also uses them for prayer. “Every night before I have a meet, I pray
Price Hill neighborhood is one of Cincinnati’s worst—a mix of drugs, gangs, prostitution, and transients. Heroin overdoses are setting records. “It’s not a safe place when the sun goes down,”
“Thank you for saving my mom’s life.” — daughter of a client Jenny Clark had been living in Portland, Maine, for just one week. While attending an evening service at the