The Salvation Army was founded by William Booth in 1865. Today, this Christian organization operates in more than 130 countries worldwide. The Salvation Army began its work in Czechoslovakia in 1919, but its activities were violently terminated by the Communist regime in 1950. The work resumed in 1990.
The goal of the Salvation Army in the Czech Republic is the physical, social, moral and spiritual support of people of all ages, based on Christian principles. The target group of the Salvation Army contains all those who find themselves in a difficult life situation, but also those who seek any spiritual help or support. The Salvation Army operates social facilities and community centres in which are provided by more than 60 registered social services. Their services are used by over a thousand disadvantaged people every day.