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Social Services


Territorial Social Services Department’s  Mission Statement
Motivated by the love of God and the life and teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, we provide leadership, consultation and expertise by pursuing excellence in the delivery of health and social services in the Canada and Bermuda Territory.

Social service and health ministries are an integral part of The Salvation Army. These ministries “bring to life” the mission and mandate of the organization. The social services department fulfills a territorial role in supporting these ministries through:

Leadership
• Providing a territorial view and voice for the organization in relation to the Army’s ministries
• Influencing through communication of national, regional and local views
• Assisting with the training and development of personnel
• Identifying personnel with mission passions
• National networking

Consulting
• Providing a team of internal consultants for program, ministry and divisional development
• Partnering with Divisional Headquarters to ensure all health and social service ministry units have access to consulting support
• Coaching, facilitating, project management and training

Content Expertise
• Ensuring that ministry unit leaders have access to support for program development, program evaluation, knowledge sharing and networking
• Maintaining a level of program expertise in the areas of shelter services, addictions treatment, long term care, community and family services, spiritual care, child care, hospice, residential services for seniors, behavioural health services and corrections and justice
• Identifying emerging social issues

Championing Excellence
• Creating accreditation standards
• Providing leadership to the health and social services accreditation process
• Implementing organizational, operational and program reviews
• Developing resources, guidelines and policy
• Managing projects
• Engaging in research

Hospital Services
• Providing oversight and support for personnel appointed to hospital ministries

Family Tracing
• Providing national program support and oversight
• Providing the international contact point for all family tracing activities

Salvationists of  Bermuda

Salvationists of Bermuda

Quinell Francis, Terry Battersbee and Warren Jones share the love of Jesus.

Through the Fire

Through the Fire

After losing their home, a family finds hope amid the ashes.

Opinion & Critical Thought

The Long Road to Freedom

The Long Road to Freedom

We need to be free on the outside and the inside.

Common Ground

Common Ground

Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?

Territorial News

Army Leaders Attend B.C. Elders Gathering

Army Leaders Attend B.C. Elders Gathering

Being guests of the Elders “a great honour.”

Thrift Stores Send Kids to Camp

Thrift Stores Send Kids to Camp

Annual campaign raises record-breaking amount.

International News

Salvation Army in Italy Prepares Earthquake Response

Salvation Army in Italy Prepares Earthquake Response

Army looks to partner with other organizations to assist those who have lost everything.

Rio Mission Teams Take Christ into the Community

Rio Mission Teams Take Christ into the Community

Salvationists use sports to reach out to young people and spread the gospel.

Faith & Friends

Smiley’s People

Smiley’s People

Volunteering at The Salvation Army gave Diane Pennock a chance to help others. Little did she know, her life would change as well.

Allyson Felix: The Amazing Racer

Allyson Felix: The Amazing Racer

Gold-medal winning athlete says faith fuels her running.