Addiction and Rehabilitation
Every 11 minutes someone in America dies from an opioid overdose. In New York, more people died from an opioid overdose last year than from car accidents and homicides combined. This epidemic grips individuals in the heart of New York City and in our quietest suburbs. The rate of unintentional drug overdose deaths continues to increase year after year.
The Salvation Army is the largest provider in the nation of free residential drug rehabilitation services in the country, helping 150,000 people a year to overcome addiction. Locally, we operate five adult rehabilitation centers that are funded by the sale of goods donated to our family stores.
Approximately 403,000 people are trafficked in the United States every year, and 98% are women. More than 1,000 cases are reported annually in the Greater New York area and the majority of cases involve minors that have run away from home.
The Salvation Army has 28 anti-trafficking programs nationwide, including P.E.A.R.L. Essence (Purposed, Empowered, Appreciated, Respected, Loved) in New York City. Monthly mobile outreach offers women an uplifting gift and connections to resources. We work closely with local and federal law enforcement to identify opportunities for victims to escape their traffickers and to provide secure housing until they can safely return to society. Learn more here.