A Safe Place
Increasingly The Salvation Army is called upon to provide temporary relief for displaced, battered or abused women. The Women’s Shelter is a government-assisted dorm facility which provides for up to 30 women (alone or with small children) per night. Assistance is provided on a temporary basis, and the Army works with the Department of Social Services and other agencies to find permanent solutions.
“While women weep, as they do now, I’ll fight;
while children go hungry, as they do now I’ll fight;
while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I’ll fight;
while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets,
while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight,
I’ll fight to the very end!”
Founder of The Salvation Army, in his final public address in 1912.