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What does The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory ‘do’?

Among other activities and programs, members and staff of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory:
 

  • advocate to governments on behalf of people who are disempowered
  • work to assist refugees in Australia and asylum seekers imprisoned offshore
  • help to locate missing persons, reconcile estranged and alienated family members and orchestrate family reunions (family tracing)
  • provide detoxification and rehabilitation facilities and/or services
  • run employment services for disadvantaged men and women
  • shelters abused women and children
  • counsel people impacted by family/domestic violence, and counsel sexual offenders
  • runs PLP (Positive Lifestyle Program) courses for members of the general public and court-appointed persons
  • represent and support people appearing in courts
  • provide emergency relief to individuals and families, in the form of vouchers etc.
  • provides financial counselling
  • work therapeutically with children who have witnessed/experienced domestic violence
  • run and/or hosts men’s sheds to tackle male alienation
  • run a business for intellectually and physically dis- or differently-abled people (formerly known as a sheltered workshop)
  • provide chaplaincy in numerous areas (such as the Northern Territory’s Flying Padre, police, hospitals, fire brigade, ambulance, industrial, rural, courts, prisons, E Plus, military, etc.)
  • provide practical assistance, chaplaincy and emotional/spiritual support after disasters, both in the immediate (disaster) and mid- to long-term (recovery)
  • provide a half-way intermediary service for people re custody of babies, children and teenagers, and supervise access visits
  • accommodate homeless persons, both adults and young people
  • provides advocacy services for disadvantaged people
  • take abused children/teenagers on experiential/cultural immersion inter-state holidays throughout Australia
  • provide counselling services for people addicted to gambling
  • work with refugees/asylum seekers/immigrants
  • provide toys to children each Christmas (runs toy banks)
  • give food parcels to those in need (runs food banks)
  • run holiday camps for disadvantaged children
  • run education programs and facilities for children and adults
  • are protecting and housing trafficked women who are going to testify against the people smugglers who brought them to Australia
  • engage with sex workers and street kids through soup runs, providing blankets etc.
  • run a 24/hour homelessness case management phone service
  • work with suicidal people, people with mental health concerns, etc., and works with those who have been bereaved by suicide
  • run needle and syringe exchange programs, and distributes condoms to sex workers, etc., in harm minimisation programs
  • provide music appreciation classes for toddlers and parents
  • run children’s playgroups/creches etc.
  • run men’s counselling groups and host AA, Sex Addicts’ Anonymous groups, etc.
  • engage in social justice work, re fair trade, fundraising efforts for overseas poverty alleviation, etc.