The Salvation Army has been 'Doing the Most Good' in Miami-Dade since 1913 throughout shelters for the homeless, drug & alcohol rehabilitation centers, emergency food, rental assistance, music & arts education, emergency disaster service, Christmas toys assistance, community outreach programs, congregational services and more. The Salvation Army has proved its effectiveness to provide 'soup, soul and salvation' to those in need with no discrimination; 84 cents of every dollar go directly toward programs. Engage in the celebration by visiting www.SalvationArmyMiami.org, www.Facebook.com/SalvationArmyMiami and www.Twitter.com/SalArmyMIA.
The Salvation Army may have been drawn to Miami in February of 1913 because it was a boom town. The Army had learned from experience that its ministry was needed in places like Miami, which would soon become ruled by unsettled social conditions.
Shelter for the Homeless
The Salvation Army shelter is a temporary home to 260 men, women and children recovering from a number of personal crises. In a safe, clean environment, it offers housing, meals, case management, life skills classes, counseling and most importantly, a loving support network dedicated to transforming lives for good.
School for the Performing Arts
The Salvation Army School for the performing Arts, launched in 2013, offers free music lessons to students in the areas of Little Havana, Hialeah, and Little Haiti under a safe, loving environment. The unified curriculum includes beginner lessons of brass, guitar and piano. The Salvation Army's long music tradition shows that children who attend art and music programs become more responsible and sociable. As such, they dedicate their time to helping their communities be transformed for good.
Disaster Relief Services
The Salvation Army is a leader in emergency services, providing South Florida with the best immediate care and long term support in the event of a natural disaster or local crisis. With one "Canteen" (mobile unit) based in Miami and hundreds more available for deployment, The Army is fully equipped to serve our community with food, comfort, grief counseling and emergency response.
Adult Rehabilitation Center
The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center runs a six-month residential program with a capacity of 135 residents. The program,
which reaches 26% success rate, consists of spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Participants are exposed to a comprehensive approach to recovery. The work therapy program of the center includes the collection and repair of donations-in-kind and the operation of Salvation Army Family Stores, in which donated materials are fixed sold.