The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian church known for its thrift stores and charity work. It is an international movement that currently works in over 120 countries. The Salvation Army provided social services to the people of all ages.
The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in United Kingdom by William Booth and his wife Catherine as the North London Christian Mission and with a quasi-military structure. William Booth
Elderly who were homeless now have a place to stay known as Peacehaven which is 401-bed Nursing Home. The Home has 13 separate Resident Living Areas (RLA), each designed as an individual home-like environment. Residents in the RLA are provided with the following services: clinical care, therapy, allied health, social work, security, dietary, pastoral care, laundry, visiting and administration. Food parcels for families and people who are struggling to afford the food they need. Street teams handing out warm clothes, blankets, food and hot drinks to people sleeping on the streets. Visiting people who are lonely, elderly or sick, and people who are in prison.
In Singapore, Kallang Bahru Community Centre has been providing tuition progammes for the lower-income children in the community. The tutors are mainly volunteers from The Salvation Army. Young children who made mistakes and whose parents had sent them away have a place to stay known as Gracehaven. The Salvation Army believes in giving young people another chance in their lives. The ultimate goal is help each person to get back on the right track and return home to his/her family. Gracehaven and Peacehaven both belongs to The Salvation Army.
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