The Salvation Army’s alcohol and drug rehabilitation program is the largest network of rehabilitation programs operating in the United States. Its purpose is to help both men and women who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Spiritual guidance is the main focus of the program, and has been proven to be the most important factor in the rehabilitation process. Graduates of the program return to productive lives and many times are re-united with their families.
Our local Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) is located in the city of Anaheim and has housing for up to 175 men and women. It is one of 22 rehabilitation centers operated by The Salvation Army throughout the western region of the country.
One of the most visible aspects of this program to the community are The Salvation Army Family Stores. The Salvation Army operates nine retail Family Stores throughout Orange County and these “thrift” stores provide approximately 84% of the essential funding that supports the operation of the rehabilitation center. All items donated to The Salvation Army are processed (sorted, cleaned, tested and priced) in the Anaheim warehouse facility and ultimately provide the inventory that is for sale in the Family Stores.
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Shop America's Favorite Family Store...
where your purchases always help us help others.
The Salvation Army Family Stores are at the heart of our Adult Rehabilitation Center philosophy. These simple community stores serve several distinct purposes:
1. Our Family Stores provide quality clothing, furniture and other goods to the community at bargain prices.
2. The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Centers receive a majority of their funding from the proceeds of our Family Stores, allowing them to be self-sustaining.
3. A major part of the men's and women's involvement in their own rehabilitation is Work Therapy. Some of this is done in the Family Stores allowing them to regain self-esteem and learn valuable vocational skills as well.
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Shop America's Favorite Family Store...
knowing you are helping yourself while helping others.
Chances are there is a Salvation Army Family Store near you. At your local Salvation Army Family Store you can find great deals and bargain prices on clothing, furniture, household goods, sporting equipment, books, electronics and much more.
Here are our Orange County Family Store locations:
1100 N. La Palma Parkway, Anaheim (714) 535-4631
7035 Stanton Blvd., Buena Park (714) 521-7390
2126 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa (949) 642-3636
16119 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley (714) 775-7124
17362 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach (714) 841-2896
23820 Mercury Road, Lake Forest (949) 581-1605
180 S. Tustin, Orange (714) 532-2235
2727 Via Cascadita, San Clemente (949) 492-0140
2601 West First St., Santa Ana (714) 541-6726
If you would like to donate your gently used items, please call us at 1-800-SA-TRUCK. You can also visit our website at www.satruck.org.
CREATOR'S CORNER PRESCHOOL
Creator’s Corner Preschool
Experience Preschool at The Salvation Army!
Caring 4 Children at Creator’s Corner
A non-profit ministry of The Salvation Army, Creator’s Corner Preschool provides quality care & early education for young children in a friendship-building, faith-developing environment.
Licensed for 90 students, we enroll potty-trained children, ages
2 ½-5 years old, divided into 6 classrooms for Preschool & PreK. Children are generally placed in classes by age with consideration for development & abilities.
CCP’s current class structure:
Brown Bears Preschool Room 2 ½-3 ½ years
Red Ladybugs Preschool Room 3 ½-4 ½ years (3 by September 1st)
Blue Whales Preschool Room 3 ½-4 ½ years (3 by September 1st)
Green Frogs PreK Room 4-5 years (4 by September 1st)
Yellow Bees PreK Room 4-5 years (4 by September 1st)
Black & White Pandas PreK Room 4-5 years (4 by September 1st)
7:00-8:50 Indoor Free-play
8:30-8:50 1/2-day & 3/4-day drop-off
8:50-9:00 Flag Assembly & Prayer
9:00 Circle & Bible-time
9:30 Morning Snack
9:45 Recess & Outdoor Activities
10:30 Learning Centers
11:30 Music & Motor Activities
12:30 1/2-day pick-up
3:00-3:30 Snack & Indoor Play
3:30 3/4-day pick-up
3:30-4:30 Recess & Outdoor Activities
4:30-6:00 Games & Free-play
*This sample schedule is customized as necessary to meet the needs of each class.
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Curriculum & Teaching:
A theme-based approach using developmentally appropriate Learning Centers, we explore new concepts through hands-on experiences such as language, dramatic play, science & discovery, music, & creative art.
PreK is by definition a preparatory class for Kindergarten. Using school district kindergarten-readiness guidelines, teachers plan activities to build skills, knowledge, & a love of learning in each child.
Preschool classes focus primarily on basic skills such as colors, shapes, counting, building vocabulary, social skills, & following directions.
All classes utilize a balance of teacher-directed & child-initiated activities to help children grow socially & academically.
Through daily Bible stories, twice weekly Chapel, & teacher example, CCP helps develop sound moral character & build a strong foundation of values such as love, honesty, kindness & respect. Above all, we want children to know the love of Jesus!
Our caring & qualified staff of early childhood professionals is dedicated to developing each child to their full potential through fun & challenging learning experiences, nurturing & encouraging each one.
Most teachers have completed, or are currently enrolled in, a Bachelor’s Degree program with an emphasis in child development. All teachers are trained in Pediatric CPR & First Aid, & attend educational workshops to continue professional development.
To contact us:
Creator’s Corner Preschool
The Salvation Army
10200 Pioneer Road
Tustin, CA 92782
Location & Directions:
The Salvation Army in Tustin Ranch is located on the corner of Jamboree
& Pioneer Road in Tustin, Orange County, California.
From I-5, exit Jamboree, heading north through & beyond the Marketplace. Turn left at Pioneer Road, 3rd light past the Orange County Fire Authority. Turn left into the 1st driveway. CCP is in building C, the Doy & Dee Henley Youth Center building. The glass door entrance is just past the playground.
The Salvation Army in Orange County is on call 24/7, equipped to respond to any emergency or disaster within the communities in which we serve, as well as on a regional, national and international level. Any major disaster will trigger an organized response by The Salvation Army and our emergency trained responders, working closely with government agencies and other response organizations to provide disaster relief, resources and services.
A mobile canteen and response teams are ready at all times to answer needs caused by fire, floods, and other disasters, providing immediate emergency assistance and long-term recovery help.
While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services – food service, emergency assistance, shelter, donations management, spiritual and emotional care, communications, disaster case management, clean-up, reconstruction and partnerships.
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EMERGENCY SHELTER -
The Salvation Army’s emergency shelter is aptly named The Hospitality House. It is located in the city of Santa Ana and is a place where spiritual and physical comfort is given 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.
The Hospitality House provides homeless single adult males with a clean, safe place to stay. Food, clothing, and counseling services are provided free of charge to those that are in need, as well as work search and integrated employment programs.
The Hospitality House first opened its doors in 1964, providing emergency shelter and resources to people in need. Since that time, it has been a beacon of hope to thousands of individuals, networking with community agencies and like-minded organizations to meet the needs of an ever increasing homeless population.
According to the Orange County Biannual Point-in-Time Survey (2015), on a given night in January of 2015, an estimated 4,452 people were experiencing homelessness throughout Orange County. Of that number, 2,251 were accounted for in emergency shelters and 2,201 remained unsheltered. The need is great and The Salvation Army continues to march forward in the fight against homelessness.
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The Salvation Army Hospitality House
818 E. Third Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Please call 714-542-9576 for program and
From our inception, The Salvation Army has recognized the interdependence of physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Through our social service programs in Orange County we continue that legacy of service by meeting human needs with supportive services, resources, and compassion. Our social service programs offer hope, practical assistance, and a helping hand to the most vulnerable families and individuals throughout the county.
The Salvation Army operates six Family Service Offices in Orange County that provide food, clothing, furniture vouchers, medical referrals, transportation vouchers, and counseling services to those in our community that need assistance.
(No available Food Pantry at Fullerton or Lake Forest offices):
➢ Food Distribution
➢ Partial Rental Assistance
➢ Utility Assistance
➢ Bus Passes for Appointments
➢ Household Items
➢ California I.D.s
➢ Resources & Referrals
Necessary Proof for Qualification:
• Picture I.D. for adults
• Birth Certificates for all children or Medical Cards
• Rental Agreement
• Proof of Emergency Need
• Utility Bill in name of client
• Proof of all income or assistance in home: Pay Stubs, V.A Retirement, AFDC/Gen. Relief, Social Security (SSI), Disability, Child Support, Unemployment, etc.
*Services provided as funding and resources are available.
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The Salvation Army Emergency Family Services Offices The Salvation Army operates Family Emergency Services Offices in six locations throughout Orange County. Our purpose is to assist families facing poverty with supportive services and resources.
1515 W. North St., Anaheim, CA. 92801
Ph: (714) 783-2344
Serving: Anaheim / Villa Park
Fax: (714) 783-2324
Mon, Thurs - 9-12pm & 1-2:30pm,
Fri – 9 to noon
140 E. Commonwealth Ave, Suite 100, Fullerton, CA 92832 Ph: (714) 451-8080 Fax: (562) 264-3769
Serving: Fullerton / La Habra / Yorba Linda
Brea / Placentia / Buena Park
Mon & Tues: 9-12pm & 1-2:30pm, Fri – 9-12pm
Closed every 3rd Friday of the month
Currently relocating, please call (714) 451-8080
for updated information.
17261 Oak Lane, Huntington Beach, CA. 92647 Ph: (714) 841-0150 Fax: (714) 596-9706
Serving: Corona del Mar/ Seal Beach / Costa Mesa
Newport Beach / Huntington Beach
Tuesday Only from 9am-12pm, and 1-2:30pm.
1710 W. Edinger, Santa Ana, CA. 92703
Ph & Fax: (714) 384-0481
Serving: Orange / Fountain Valley/ Tustin / Santa Ana
M-Thurs: 9-12 & 1-2:30, Fri: 9-12pm
23401 El Toro Rd., Suite 201, Lake Forest, CA 92630 Ph: (949) 366-6652 Fax: (949) 369-1838
Serving: San Clemente / Laguna Beach / Laguna Niguel
Lake Forest/ Mission Viejo/ San Juan Capistrano
Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills/ Rancho Santa Margarita/ Irvine
Foothill Ranch/ Silverado/ Ladera Ranch/ Dana Point
M, W, Thurs– 9-12pm, 1-2:30pm
Closed every 3rd Thurs of every month
Anti-Trafficking Services -
Human trafficking is a crime that deprives a person’s liberty through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of labor and/or sexual exploitation.
The Salvation Army's Anti-Trafficking Services Program ensures that comprehensive social services are available to victims of human trafficking victimized in and/or living in Orange County. Our staff are also an active part of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force and provide technical assistance and training to local community partners who want to integrate human trafficking survivors into their social service programs.
Clients have been freed from their trafficking situations, found employment, emotional and physical health, learned English, studied, had legal needs met and learned how to advocate for their own needs. Still, many others continue to live in the midst of crisis, but with the support of the NETS-OC staff and our community partners, they will find the refuge and support so desperately needed.
As resources are available, the Anti-Trafficking Services Program provides the following support:
• Housing: rental assistance (if eligible), and/or referrals
• Immigration legal services referrals, coordination
• Public assistance/ social services benefits enrollment and advocacy
• Transportation: bus passes and drive to appointments
• Limited financial assistance: gift cards (if eligible)
• Family reunification
• Clothing, furnishings, and miscellaneous donations
• Medical and mental health referrals
• Education assistance and referrals
• Language assistance
• Court support for trafficking-related issues
• Emotional/Social support
• Job skills and community orientation assistance
• Crisis response
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How to Recognize Potential Victims of Trafficking -
These are some key red flags that could alert you to a potential trafficking situation that should be reported:
• Not free to leave or come and go as they wish
• Is unpaid, paid very little, or only through tips
• Works excessively long and/or unusual hours and suffers under unusual work restrictions
• Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off
• Was recruited through false promises concerning the nature/conditions of the work
• Is fearful, anxious, submissive, or nervous/paranoid
• Exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior after bringing up law enforcement
• Answers appear to be scripted and rehearsed
• Poor living conditions/Multiple people in cramped space and/or living with employer
• Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves
• Is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport)
• Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, or confinement
• Under 18 and involved in commercial sex or over 18 with a forceful pimp/manager
Anti-Trafficking Services Office -
818 E. Third Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Program Coordinator: Stephanie Taylor
714-542-9750 ext. 1213
The Salvation Army’s OC614 is a group of individuals who are sharing God’s love in practical and challenging ways, ministering within the community to reach and resource those marginalized by homelessness. Our vision is to see all marginalized psychologically sound, socially secure and spiritually thriving.
What does the “614” stand for?
Our vision is to help individuals impacted by homelessness to rebuild and restore their lives, as well as renewing the communities in which they live.
“They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.” (Isaiah 61:4)
What We Do -
During the week we build relationships with those living on the streets. From drug addicts to survivors of human trafficking, our aim is to resource individuals with holistic solutions.
This takes time and trust, so OC614 visits individuals at their urban campsites getting to know each person’s context and given needs. Through these points of contact we build trusting relationships from which we can transition people into specific solutions.
As part of The Salvation Army, we have a collaborative network and other internal programs that assist those coming off the streets, such as: emergency shelters, transitional housing, homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, family services, anti-human trafficking, and churches.
Our Roots -
In 1865, William Booth, an ordained Methodist minister, aided by his wife Catherine, formed an evangelical group dedicated to preaching among the “unchurched” people living in the midst of poverty in London’s East End. Booth’s ministry recognized the interdependence of physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. He walked the streets of London to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the poor, the homeless, the hungry, and the destitute. Booth also became involved in feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, and in the rehabilitation of alcoholics.
That is the foundation on which The Salvation Army continues to stand and serve upon worldwide. As part of that legacy of service, OC614 ministers to meet basic human needs of one of its most vulnerable populations – the homeless.
Services Provided -
If you know of anyone that is struggling with homelessness, or addiction, OC614 can help in the following ways:
• Hot Meals
• Emergency Shelter
• Crisis Intervention
• Social Service Referrals
OC614 also provides training for effective homeless outreach.
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Each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings we head out into the parks and streets to minister to the homeless and encourage them to join us for dinner. At each of these evenings we are “hosted” by one of our Salvation Army Corps (churches) and those that come are treated to a hot meal, an opportunity for a hot shower, and we share together in a time of Praise and Worship.
Want to get involved in a meaningful and transformational ministry? We are always looking for people that enjoy building relationships and have a vision and passion to reach the homeless. It takes vision to look past the immediate situation to the unclaimed and/or reclaimed potential of the individual, and it takes passion - a desire and energy to build those relationships that help facilitate change.
Please contact our volunteer coordinator at
THE SALVATION ARMY – OC614
140 E. Commonwealth Ave., Suite 100
Fullerton, CA 92832
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Youth and Community Centers
Salvation Army Youth Centers located in Anaheim, Santa Ana and Tustin Ranch, provide a safe and protected environment for young people to develop and grow. Children are taught basic life skills that build character and enhance both learning and physical development. Programs offered include recreation, homework assistance, arts and crafts, performing arts, and physical education. Our afterschool program in Tustin is state licensed and offers the highest standard of care and programming.
Children also have the opportunity to attend local summer day and residential camps (Salvation Army Camps in the Santa Monica Mountains) that provide wonderful outdoor and field trip experiences.
At our Schmid Family Red Shield Center in Anaheim, people of all ages can enjoy our heated indoor pool, as well as fitness center and many other community amenities.
SCHMID FAMILY RED SHIELD COMMUNITY CENTER
1515 W. North Street
Anaheim, CA 92801
DOY AND DEE HENLEY YOUTH CENTER
10200 Pioneer Road
Tustin, CA 92782
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The Salvation Army in Orange County operates two transitional housing programs to empower homeless families to become self-sufficient in attaining permanent housing solutions. The programs include subsidized rental units, case manager support and counseling, budgeting and goal setting training, childcare and afterschool support, educational opportunities, and assistance with finding affordable housing.
Please call 714-542-9750 for more information.
YOUTH & COM. CENTERS