WCRC

Welcome to The Salvation Army Windsor Community & Rehabilitation Centre

The Salvation Army Windsor Community & Rehabilitation Centre exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and empower all to make positive differences in their lives.

"I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you."
—Jesus Christ (John 13:15)

The Salvation Army is the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada, providing approximately 2.8 million meals to Canadians last year.

Our Vision:

The WCRC vision is to be a Christ centered ministry meeting the life requirements of all those in society in need of a helping hand.
Our vision is to be:

  • A Centre driven by a need to serve with love, compassion and understanding.
  • A Centre with qualified, staff who exemplify Christ-like values.
  • A Centre that develops and carries out its role with innovative and effective modalities of treatment and support.
  • A Centre that, at every opportunity, is open and willing to share the Gospel with our clients.

Our Programs and Services

We provide boarding, lodging and personal needs to homeless men age 16 and up on a short term, infrequent basis. Operating under the Housing First model, our onsite Social Workers provide services for clients, assisting them in finding permanent housing, providing follow up assistance, and in-house life skills training to those who need it.

We provide long term housing for men over the age of 18 dealing with mental health issues. While with us the men receive support in their day to day living.

MAST is a day program run jointly by The Salvation Army and the Canadian Mental Health Association. Included in the 60-day program are services such as:

  • Life skills training
  • Relapse prevention
  • Individual counselling
  • Referral to ongoing programs
  • Leisure and stress management techniques
  • Introduction to the 12-Step program
  • Case management
  • Housing referrals
  • Anger management
  • AA/NA meetings.

Who can participate?

  • Men 19 years and over
  • Men who currently have a drug or alcohol problem they are interested in working on
  • Men currently experiencing legal problems related to substance abuse
  • Men who are currently homeless or having problems maintaining stable housing
  • Men waiting to get into a residential substance abuse treatment center or who have recently completed treatment
  • Men with other mental health issues
  • Men currently involved in methadone treatment
  • Men who have recently participated in a withdrawal management program (detox)

Call Betty or Wendy to ask questions or make an appointment: 519-253-7473 x 230

Open Monday to Friday
1:00 PM–4:00 PM

We provide basic needs of food, house hold items and clothing for low income individuals and families.

People who use our food bank are given the opportunity to have somewhat of a regular shopping experience in being able to make their own food choices.

We provide basic Life Skills training programs to community members who feel they would benefit from the variety of presentations and classes we offer.

Our community feeding program is in operation from November to March, providing an evening meal of hot soup with bread to individuals and families in need on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 6:30 PM—7:30 PM.

We provide food for families, and gifts for children up to 12 years old each Christmas.

You must register through Family Services (519-253-7473 x 227) to receive assistance.

Chapel Services are held regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 AM. All are welcome to worship with us.

An annual Community Christmas dinner at St. Clair Centre for the Arts.  No ticket or pre-registration required. Check back here in the Fall to see this year's date.

To assist with Christmas Relief, we hold an annual Christmas Kettle (Bubble) Campaign throughout the city.  Volunteers are needed! Contact kettles@salvationarmywindsor.ca or call 519-253-7473 x 221 in October for more information.


History

The Salvation Army’s first major disaster response operation was in 1900 after a devastating, unnamed hurricane hit Galveston, Texas. The city, sustaining extensive property damage, was virtually destroyed. The hurricane killed more than 8,000 people and obliterated more than 3,600 homes, nearly half the city. Salvation Army officers from across the country were sent to the disaster site to bring comfort, to do counselling, to provide practical aid, and to help in any way they could.  The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services program in Canada began back in December 1917 in response to the Halifax Disaster.

Present Day

Today The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services has grown into an international network involving thousands of volunteers and trained personnel worldwide. In Ontario, we respond to incidents of any size or scope. In following with our holistic ministry, we provide services that meet the immediate, as well as long term, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of disaster survivors and responders.

The Salvation Army endeavours to ease human suffering wherever it is found and draws on a wide range of resources which rapidly shift into action when a disaster strikes.  The Salvation Army’s capability and experience are proven. Whether it be a local incident or a major disaster, Salvation Army staff and volunteers are often among the first on the scene and one of the last to depart, honouring a century-old commitment to serve those in need, at the time and place of need.

The Red Shield continues to be a symbol of hope and compassion; of immediate aid, psychological support and spiritual counsel to individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted or shattered by forces beyond their control.

Profile of Response and Recovery Services

The Salvation Army provides numerous disaster relief services. Each disaster is unique and devastating in the way it impacts the lives of individuals and communities. The Salvation Army’s emergency & disaster response is community based, varying from place to place based upon the community’s situation and the magnitude of the incident.

The Salvation Army has the ability to provide both immediate emergency assistance and long-term recovery help. Emergency response services are activated on short notice according to an agreed-upon notification procedure, while long-term recovery is strategically planned in response to the situation, through working and partnering with many other community entities.

Even with the ability to be flexible and to respond based upon the community’s situation, there are several basic services that The Salvation Army Great Lakes Division offers. These services form the core of The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services program.

  • Emotional & Spiritual Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Food & Hydration Services
  • Disaster Shelter
  • Donations Management
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Clean Up & Reconstruction
  • Emergency Communication (SATERN)

For a detailed meeting schedule please call 519-253-7473.

Meet our Staff

Windsor Community and Rehabilitation Centre

Address: 355 Church Street, Windsor Ontario N9A 7G9
Phone: 519.253.7473
Fax: 519.253.7478

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