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What is Chaplaincy?

The Salvation Army is committed not only to providing material and physical support, but also to providing religious and spiritual support. We do this through our chaplaincy services.

Salvation Army chaplains are skilled listeners who respect the religious traditions of those who seek help. The highest level of professional confidentiality can be expected when you speak to a chaplain.

Chaplaincy is a free service and is the right of all who use or work for the Salvation Army SalvoCare Eastern.

The Role of the Chaplain is quite broad and varied with it's emphasis on offering practical, emotional and spiritual support.

Services may include:

  • Pastoral Care
  • Advocacy
  • Pastoral
  • Counselling
  • Companionship
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Worship
  • Debriefing
  • Education
  • Prayer

Spirituality, faith and religion can be confusing at times. At your invitation, Chaplains can assist you in the journey of exploring beliefs about God, faith and spirituality.

Chaplains can also provide links to local churches and the programs that they run.

Courts & Prisons - SalvoCare Eastern Chaplaincy contact numbers:

Moorabbin Justice Centre: (03) 9090 8025

Social Programmes - SalvoCare Eastern Chaplaincy contact numbers:

The Bridge Programme (AOD): (03) 9762 1166
East Metro: (03) 9890 7144
Frankston: (03) 9784 5000
Gateways Crisis Accomodation: (03) 9725 8455
Leongatha: (03) 5662 6400  



The Salvation Army Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.

We value and include people of all cultures, languages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersex status. We are committed to providing programs that are fully inclusive. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages, particularly children.

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