Salvation Army World Service Office

Rating: 3.33 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Food, Health, Human Services, International

Location: PO Box 1428 Alexandria VA 22313 USA

Mission: Founded in 1977, SAWSO provides technical and financial assistance in a variety of community-based programs and works through the Army''s worldwide network of personnel and facilities in 105 countries. Program areas include health care, HIV/AIDS programming, micro-finance, community development, and relief and reconstruction aid. SAWSO also works toward increasing the capacity of Salvation Army personnel to develop and implement effective programs to alleviate poverty. SAWSO is celebrating its 30th year in 2007.
Programs: SAWSO promotes community-based initiatives that improve living conditions and increase skills in poor communities. Programs focus on four areas: (1) village-based health care projects (including HIV/AIDS) provide education and treatment; (2) community development programs provide counseling, literacy education, leadership development, elderly programs, and women's support groups; (3) income generation program includes skills training and small loan programs; and (4) relief and reconstruction aid is provided to those affected by disasters.
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Rating: 1 stars  

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I worked for the Salvation Army in Dallas, TX at their Carr P. Collins Social Services Center. I just wanted to share my experience. I did not have a good experience working for this organization because of multiple reasons. I witnessed the majority of their staff verbally abuse and mistreat their clients. The management also engaged in training new staff to do this very same thing. While it may seem unbelievable that the Salvation Army would permit this to go on, it occurs nearly every single day. Staff at this location even engaged in stealing donations , and I though this was very unfair to the people that they are supposed to be serving. Everytime a donation is stolen it's as if they're stealing from the very people that they serve.

While working at this facility, I was attacked by one of their clients with a trashcan. While I was an outstanding employee, the Salvation Army feared a Worker's Compensation Claim and terminated my employment. If you take a look at www.indeed.com, you will find many people complaining about the way this organizations treats it's employees.

I was very disappointed in the Salvation Army at this location.

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