Tuesday, September 2, 2008

What are the distinctives?

What is it that distinguishes a Salvation Army social service from others? I feel like there has to be more than just a red shield somewhere in the building. Our services should have a distinctively Salvation Army 'flavour' - you should be able to know without seeing the shield that this is one of the Salvo's programs. What might some of the clues be?
  • A holistic framework - not being narrow about the scope of service provision
  • A spiritual component - access to chaplaincy, religious services and literature
  • A person-centred approach - seeing the individual apart from program structures
  • Non-judgemental, compassionate response - at the heart of all service delivery
  • A hope-full attitude - that sees hope and potential in people when they no longer see it themselves

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