Courtesy of the NWI Times
GARY | Methodist Hospitals, with locations in Gary and Merrillville, donated 44 boxes of supplies to support The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary.
The 44 boxes contained daily necessities many people take for granted, such as razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo.
"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 Ian McFadden, president and CEO of Methodist Hospitals.
The ARC Center in Gary is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that provides spiritual, social, and emotional assistance for men who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves.
The facility 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.
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.
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.