How Your Donation is Used
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How Your Donation is Used

Donations ensure the ongoing work of The Salvation Army’s community services.


  • Food vans
  • Addiction Services (Drugs, alcohol & gambling)
  • Homelessness services
  • Court and prison services
  • Children & youth support programmes
  • Domestic and family violence services
  • Disaster relief
  • Disability services
  • Emergency services
  • Employment training programmes
  • Flying Padre and outback services
  • Rural support services
  • Migrant and refugee services
  • Aged care services
  • Youth drop in centres
  • Family counselling & welfare services
  • Family tracing (missing persons)

The Salvation Army tries to address each person's problems and needs as a whole. By doing this we try to help people get back on their feet and progressively able to take care of themselves.

In a typical week, across Australia, The Salvation Army provides (approximate figures):

  • 100,000 meals for the hungry
  • 2,000 beds for the homeless
  • 5,000 to 8,000 food vouchers
  • 1,000 people with assistance in finding employment
  • Refuge to 500 victims of abuse
  • Assistance to 500 people addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling
  • Several thousand people with counselling
  • 3,000 elderly people with aged care services
  • 40 people in the court system with chaplaincy services
  • Family tracing services which locate 40 missing family members

Your donations help make this possible.