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From the 2005 Year Book A country in which the Army serves is defined in two ways: (i) Politically (ii) Where The Salvation Army’s General has given approval to the work, thus officially recognizing it, ensuring it has legal identity and a Deed Poll is published to acknowledge this.

As far as political status is concerned, for the Army’s purposes, three categories are recognized: (a) Independent countries, (i.e., USA and New Zealand); (b) Internally independent political entities which are under the protection of another country in matters of defense and foreign affairs, (i.e., The Færoes, Isle of Man, Puerto Rico); (c) Colonies and other dependent political units, (i.e., Bermuda, French Guiana, Guam, Guernsey, Jersey, Virgin Islands).

Administrative subdivisions of a country such as Wales and Scotland in the UK are not recognized as separate countries for this purpose. The countries fulfilling the quoted criteria, with the date on which the work was officially recognized in brackets, are as follows:

Angola…..(1985)
Antigua…..(1903)
Argentina…..(1890)
Australia…..(1881)
Austria…..(1927)
Bahamas…..(1931)
Bangladesh…..(1970)
Barbados…..(1898)
Belgium…..(1889)
Belize…..(1915)
Bermuda…..(1896)
Bolivia…..(1920)
Botswana…..(1997)
Brazil…..(1922)
Canada…..(1882)
Chile…..(1909)
China…..(1916)
Colombia…..(1985)
Congo (Brazzaville) 1937)
Congo (Kinshasa)…..(1934)
Costa Rica…..(1907 and 1975)
Cuba…..(1918)
Czech Republic…..(1919 and 1990)
Denmark…..(1887)
Dominican Republic
…..(1995)
Ecuador…..(1985)
El Salvador…..(1989)
Estonia…..(1927 and 1996)
Færoes, The…..(1924)
Fiji…..(1973)
Finland…..(1889)
France…..(1881)
French Guiana…..(1980)
Georgia…..(1993)
Germany…..(1886)
Ghana…..(1922)
Grenada…..(1902)
Guam…..(1994)
Guatemala…..(1976)
Guernsey…..(1879)
Guyana…..(1895)
Haiti…..(1950)
Honduras…..(2000)
Hong Kong…..(1930)
Hungary…..(1924 and 1990)
Iceland…..(1895)
India…..(1882)
Indonesia…..(1894)
Ireland, Republic of (Eire)…..(1880)
Isle of Man…..(1883)
Italy…..(1887)
Jamaica…..(1887)
Japan…..(1895)
Jersey…..(1879)
Kenya…..(1921)
Korea…..(1908)
Latvia…..(1923 and 1990)
Lesotho…..(1969)
Liberia…..(1988)
Macau (2000)
Malawi…..(1967)
Malaysia…..(1938)
Marshall Islands…..(1985)
Mexico…..(1937)
Micronesia…..(1993)
Moldova…..(1994)
Mozambique…..(1916)
Myanmar…..(1915)
Netherlands, The…..(1887)
New Zealand…..(1883)
Nigeria…..(1920)
Norway…..(1888)
Pakistan…..(1883)
Panama…..(1904)
Papua New Guinea…..(1956)
Paraguay…..(1910)
Peru…..(1910)
Philippines, The…..(1937)
Portugal…..(1971)
Puerto Rico…..(1962)
Romania…..(1999)
Russia…..(1913 and 1991)
Rwanda…..(1996)
St Christopher Nevis (St Kitts)…..(1904)
St Helena…..(1884)
St Lucia…..(1902)
St Maarten…..(1999)
St Vincent…..(1903)
Singapore…..(1935)
South Africa…..(1883)
Spain…..(1971)
Sri Lanka…..(1883)
Suriname…..(1926)
Swaziland…..(1960)
Sweden…..(1882)
Switzerland…..(1882)
Taiwan…..(1965)
Tanzania…..(1933)
Tonga…..(1986)
Trinidad and Tobago…..(1901)
Uganda…..(1931)
Ukraine…..(1993)
United Kingdom…..(1865)
United States of
America…..(1880)
Uruguay…..(1890)
Venezuela…..(1972)
Virgin Islands…..(1917)
Zambia…..(1922)
Zimbabwe…..(1891)

International Statistics (as of January 2004)

Countries and other territories where SA serves …..109 Languages used in SA work …..175 Corps, outposts, societies, new plants and recovery churches …..15,241 Goodwill centers …..221 Officers …..25,792 Active …..17,199 Retired …..8,593 Auxiliary-captains …..216 Lieutenants …..401 Envoys/sergeants, full-time …..901 Cadets …..1,207 Employees …..107,369 Senior soldiers …..1,034,975 Adherents …..187,622 Junior soldiers …..366,900 Corps cadets …..33,398 Senior band musicians …..26,642 Senior songsters …..90,282 Other senior musical group members …..13,907 Senior and young people’s local officers …..120,585 Women’s Ministries (all groups) – members …..627,378 League of mercy – members …..88,217 SAMFmembers …..8,257 Over-60 clubs – members …..100,831 Men’s fellowships – members …..49,909 Young people’s bands – members …..13,400 Young people’s singing companies – members …..76,755 Other young people’s music groups – members …..34,641 Sunday schools – members …..616,326 Junior youth groups (scouts, guides, etc, and clubs) – members …..163,215 Senior youth groups – members …..69,897 Corps-based community development programs …..764 Beneficiaries/clients …..1,166,947 Thrift stores/charity shops(corps/territorial) …..1,536 Recycling centers …..17

Social Programs

Residential hostels for homeless and transient …..615 Capacity …..31,769 Emergency lodges …..233 Capacity …..10,333 Children’s homes …..206 Capacity …..9,377 Homes for the elderly …..175 Capacity …..12,036 Homes for the disabled …..49 Capacity …..1,620 Homes for the blind …..6 Capacity …..272 Remand and probation homes …..61 Capacity …..936 Homes for street children …..26 Capacity …..585 Mother and baby homes …..47 Capacity …..1,536 Training centers for families …..14 Capacity …..252 Care homes for vulnerable people …..57 Capacity …..800 Women’s and men’s refuge centers …..114 Capacity …..2,336 Other residential care homes/hostels …..98 Capacity …..5,098 Day Care Community centers …..460 Early childhood education centers …..227 Capacity …..11,533 Day centers for the elderly …..155 Capacity …..3,473 Play groups …..163 Capacity …..4,682 Day center for the hearing impaired …..2 Capacity …..60 Day centers for street children …..6 Capacity …..164 Day nurseries …..205 Capacity …..15,500 Drop-in centers for youth …..185 Other day care centers …..247 ….. Capacity …..5,948 Addiction Dependency Non-residential programs …..71 Capacity …..2,383 Residential programs …..209 Capacity …..12,513 Harbour Light programs …..40 Capacity …..3,951 Other services for those with addictions …..44 Capacity …..3,716 Service to the Armed Forces Clubs and canteens …..21 Mobile units for service personnel …..27 Chaplains …..22 Emergency Disaster Response Disaster rehabilitation schemes …..438 Participants …..2,996 Refugee programs – host country …..4 Participants …..4,006 Other response programs …..7 Participants …..118,261

Services to the Community

Prisoners visited …..308,814 Prisoners helped on discharge …..172,836 Police courts – people helped …..240,919 Missing persons – applications …..20,110 number traced …..9,074 Night patrol/anti-suicide - number helped …..102,416 Community youth programs …..206 Beneficiaries …..50,286 Employment bureaux – applications …..396,538 initial referrals …..100,865 Counselling – people helped …..503,371 General relief – people helped …..16,268,855 Emergency relief (fire, flood, etc) – people helped …..2,133,696 Emergency mobile units …..1,333 Feeding Centers …..1,123 Restaurants and cafes …..68 Thrift stores/charity shops (social) …..1,327 Apartments for elderly …..1,756 Capacity …..6,182 Hostels for students, workers, etc …..67 Capacity …..4,202 Land settlements (SA villages, farms etc) …..11 Capacity …..1,638 Social Services summer camps …..98 Participants …..12,939 Other services to the community (unspecified) …..192 Beneficiaries …..18,112,605 Health Programs General hospitals …..21 Capacity …..2,583 Maternity hospitals …..7 Capacity …..191 Other specialist hospitals …..7 Capacity …..363 Specialist clinics …..32 ….. Capacity …..7,610 General clinics/health centers …..149 Capacity …..416 Mobile clinics/community health posts …..45 Number of inpatients …..146,876 Number of outpatients …..920,872 Number of doctors/medics …..2,306 Invalid/convalescent homes …..4 ….. Capacity …..225 Health education programs (HIV/Aids, etc) …..193 Beneficiaries …..148,126 Day care programs …..3

Kindergarten/sub primary …..579 Primary schools …..1,020 Upper primary and middle schools …..66 Secondary and high schools …..156 Vocational training schools/centers …..76 Number of pupils …..446,327 Number of teachers …..14,153 Schools for the blind (included in above totals) …..9 Schools for the disabled (included in above totals) …..8 Colleges, universities, staff training and development study and distance learning centers …..24