Today's major point of discussion was around detox units. When I was chaplain to a detox, I felt incredibly privileged to be invited into people's lives at this critical turning point. For many, this is a key turnaround in their lives and though not all succeed, the care and support that they receive at this time is vital.
Like all of our programs, we recognise that the minimal service standards are not what we should be aiming at. I'd like to think all Salvation Army programs might have the capacity to meet people's needs on an individual basis that supercedes all minimum standards. It's not a question of what is the least that we can do, but rather how can we make the most of the opportunity to respond to people's desire for salvation.