The provision of various shelter, refuge, material and welfare supports, within the overarching area of ‘homelessness services’, is one of the core activities of Salvation Army service delivery.
The Salvation Army is an international movement, recognised as part of the Christian church, and is also one of the world’s largest Christian social welfare organisations. It has over 1,650,000 members at work in over 124 countries, and is supported by the efforts of many thousands of employees and volunteers.
The Salvation Army has operated in Australia since 1880. Consistent with its international mission, The Salvation Army in Australia is committed to the values of: human dignity, justice, hope, compassion and community. There are currently over 8,500 active Salvation Army officers (ministers of religion) and staff members in Australia, providing over 1,000 specifically designed social programs, services and activities .