Prison Fellowship's Partnership with The Salvation Army and Their Adult Rehabilitation Center Residential Program to Benefit Returning Citizens in California
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Prison Fellowship®, the nation's largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, is proud to announce its partnership with The Salvation Army® of California. This new partnership between the two non-profits will allow returning citizens, currently or formerly enrolled in Prison Fellowship in-prison programming, to utilize The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) residential program. The California partnership is also serving as a pilot program for the ARC residential program to move to other states around the country.
"This new partnership with The Salvation Army is a game changer for our ministry as it bridges the gap from prison to reentry for thousands of returning citizens in California," said James Ackerman, President and CEO of Prison Fellowship. "It was always the vision of our founder, Chuck Colson, to complete the process of transitioning from incarceration to a safe, structured, and educational living environment—set in a spiritual setting—for thousands of our returning citizens. Now, thanks to this partnership, Prison Fellowship is able to continue offering critical services and programming for men and women returning to society through The Salvation Army's ARC residential program."
"The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers are excited about this partnership with Prison Fellowship," said Major Henry Graciani, ARC West Commander. "We know each individual is blessed with the capacity and potential to make a positive impact on their family and community. It is my hope and expectation that The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers will provide the structure and resources needed for the men and women coming to us from the Prison Fellowship program to continue their progress of fulfilling their God-given potential as family members, employees, neighbors, friends, and community leaders. Working together, we achieve more!"
The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC)
For over 100 years, The Salvation Army's ARCs have offered spiritual, emotional, and social assistance to those who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. ARC's no-fee programs provide housing, food, counseling, community and rehabilitation services with the goal of combatting the root causes of prolonged alcohol and drug dependence. ARC's also include:
- Group residency in a Christian environment;
- Educational classes on substance use and skill building;
- Daily work therapy in a skill-centered atmosphere;
- Individual and group counseling;
- Personalized rehabilitation plans;
- Family reunification and re-entry in the workforce;
- Worship and recreation opportunities; and
- On-site and community-based 12-step meetings.