Methodist Hospitals donated a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Gary. The supplies included razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo – many items we all take for granted.
“We are proud to be able to support the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary as this program is essential to the community,” said Dr. Michael Davenport, President and Interim CEO of Methodist Hospitals.
The Salvation Army Center Center in Gary is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program which provides spiritual, social, and emotional assistance for men who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. The facility, administered by Captains Robb and Lynn Buttrey, offers residential housing, group and individual counseling as well as work therapy for program participants. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment. Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with their families and resume a normal life. A long term commitment of at least six months is required so patterns of poor decision-making can be broken and replaced with positive life choices which will help them become productive citizens of the community. The ARC program is free of charge to men in the Northwest Indiana area.