Salvation Army opens new centre in Glenorchy

4 September 2019|Community News| Off Comments off on Salvation Army opens new centre in Glenorchy|

AFTER more than 100 years of serving the northern suburbs community, it is the start of a new era for The Salvation Army in Glenorchy.

Since its beginning, The Salvation Army has provided a range of services including emergency relief, housing and social groups from a range of sites – most prominently, its Hopkins Street church building in Moonah.

As of this month, it has now consolidated a number of its services and moved its Moonah church to a new site in Glenorchy’s CBD.

This new centre, currently completing refurbishment, is situated in the old Centrelink building in Terry Street.

It places The Salvation Army in the middle of the city, next to Glenorchy City Council.

The new centre provides an open community space, kitchen, hall and interview rooms that will help bring together a range of community groups and services.

The Salvation Army Glenorchy corps officer Captain Jacqui Milkins said they were excited to have a new space that the community could use.

She said that while the Salvo’s team would continue to provide the service for which the organisation was known, the new space was designed to not feel like a clinical space for service delivery, but rather a communal space where people could be and belong.

“It’s an amazing opportunity to be right in the heart of the city,” she said.

The opening celebrations will take place on Sunday 29 September at 2pm and include a free afternoon tea for the community.

The national leaders of The Salvation Army, Commissioners Janine and Robert Donaldson, will be the special guests for the opening.

Caption: The Salvation Army Captains Jacqui and Jeff Milkins, corps officers for the new Glenorchy City Centre.

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