Methodist Hospitals Donates Supplies to the Salvation Army Gary’s Adult Rehabilitation Center Just in time for the Holidays - December 17, 2013

Methodist Hospitals donated a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Gary. The supplies included razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo – many items we all take for granted.

“We are proud to be able to support the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary as this program is essential to the community,” said Dr. Michael Davenport, President and Interim CEO of Methodist Hospitals.

The ARC Center in Gary is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program which provides spiritual, social, and emotional assistance for men who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. The facility, run by Captains Robb and Lynn Buttrey, offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all in a clean, wholesome environment. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment.

Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with their families and resume  a normal life. Every potential participant undergoes a comprehensive intake interview to ensure the ARC program is the best possible match for them. If the interview process determines it is not a good match, every effort is made to refer the individual to a program that will fit their particular needs. A long term commitment of at least six months is required so patterns of poor decision-making can be broken and replaced with positive life choices- changes that will help them become productive citizens of the community.