The Salvation Army Austin Metropolitan Area CommandThe Salvation Army Austin Metropolitan Area Command
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without disc... Read more
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.
Its message is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The vision of The Salvation Army has always been to lead men and women into a proper relationship with God. The Army recognizes that a physical, emotional and social restoration must go hand in hand with spiritual rebirth. The Army practices an integrated ministry, uniting spiritual, social and physical support.
Social-service programs are a practical expression of the dominating spiritual motivation of The Salvation Army. Aid is given wherever and whenever the need is apparent, without distinction as to race or creed. There are no demands for adherence, simulated or real, to the principles of The Salvation Army.
I chose "maybe" because I haven't had to stay at the "Sally" in Austin, Texas for over 15 years. I don't know what it's like now but I know what it was like 15 years ago.
When I found myself homeless in Austin back in 1992 they had just completed a new six million dollar center and I had occasion to stay there many times. It was fairly regimented, endless lines. You stood in a long line to get in, another long line to get your meal, then you took a shower and stood in another long line for your bedclothes and a bed. The barracks-style room you slept in was always noisy until late in the evening. They woke you early (around 5:30am or so) and you're back standing in line for breakfast. Oatmeal and bread. Then, out the door, no matter what the weather. Good luck finding a job.