The ARC Covid 19 Response:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Victoria ARC has adjusted service provision for the safety of staff and residents.
- We continue to serve the public by providing community meals in take-out containers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:45 am.
- We have increased our food service and community commitment by delivering meals to local tent cities and emergency shelters during the week.
- For the health, safety and well-being of the men in our care, we have had to close our facility to the public for the time being. This means that only staff and residents may enter our facility.
- Our community programming; Alcoholics Anonymous, Brain Injury Support group and SMART Recovery meetings are all temporarily on hold.
- We are only accepting new clients from Vancouver Island Health Authority.
- We appreciate everyone's support and understanding as our frontline staff continue to serve and care for Victoria's vulnerable population.
Call for Artists
SUBMISSION DEADLINE MAY 21, 2020
Partner with The Salvation Army – Help Transform Lives
The last of its kind in Victoria B.C., The Salvation Army Addiction & Rehabilitation Centre has stood in this City since 1918 and continues to be THE safe place for men to heal, address and defy dependencies, and Transform lives. Our incomparable team is determined to provide safe, affordable housing, emergency shelter, transitional housing, quality counselling, education, and drug & alcohol recovery programming to those making the transition from homelessness, poverty and addiction, to family and community; housed, healthy and free from addictive lifestyles.
In everything we do, we continually strive to do it with excellence. There is however, one critical piece of our program missing – a beautiful space that feels like home. Our ideal space is a warm, welcoming environment that promotes healing and dialogue for our guests, residents and program participants.
Here's where we ask for your support. We believe that the addition of artwork to what is currently a blank, institutional slate, will transform our space, and in turn play a vital role in the lives of our guests working painfully hard to transform their lives.
The Salvation Army ARC Victoria is asking for donations for a new Permanent Collection at our Johnson Street facility. We have three floors to beautify, and we would love your participation. We are seeking artists willing to submit two-dimensional works that inspire hope. Submissions are open to artists living and working in Victoria and its surrounding areas. We warmly welcome artists from all backgrounds and levels of experience.
Along with an image of your submission (max 5MB), please include your name, title of piece, medium, and size. Pieces that measure less than 48 inches in height are preferred. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before May 21, 2020.
We look forward to reviewing your submission.
With our most sincere gratitude,
The Salvation Army ARC Art Committee.
The Salvation Army began our work in the City if Victoria on Cormorant street in 1897, when the need for social services was growing rapidly. So rapidly in fact, that we had to relocate our emergency shelter to a larger building at the corner of Johnson and Wharf in 1918, where we have been serving this community faithfully as a not for profit social service provider ever since - specifically serving men struggling with addiction and poverty. Since then we have rebuilt our building three times and renovated twice. Our most recent build, erected in 1956, is a 170 bed multipurpose facility that makes every effort to provide its residents opportunity to live in a safe, drug & alcohol free environment. Annually, we provide our City’s marginalized population 56,138 good night sleeps, 200,000 meals, and emergency assistance to more of our community than we could ever count – and our doors have not closed a day since 1956.