The Salvation Army Santa Monica Administrative Offices

1665 10th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 450-7235

GBC 2021-2024

The Salvation Army operates the largest and most successful nationwide network of No-Fee Adult Rehabilitation Centers providing the tools needed to overcome Alcohol & Drug dependence, and homelessness. Salvation Army has housed their Administrative Offices for the Rehabilitation Center and resale store from this location since 1929.  The Rehabilitation Center has provided emotional, spiritual and social assistance to those who have lost the ability to cope and provide for themselves.  They have 59 inpatient beds, and offer a 6-12 month, residential, holistic, faith based, 12-step social model program with a work therapy component.

The Salvation Army Santa Monica Admin Offices is powered by 100% renewable energy via the Clean Power Alliance community choice provider. They replaced 56 fluorescent 4-foot tubes with LEDs at no charge via LED Partnership, who partners with trade associations to facilitate massive buying power and price advantages from suppliers to benefit commercial buildings.

Salvation Army as a whole, via their resale stores, contributes to large-scale landfill diversion of materials by reselling items.  The Salvation Army Thrift Store & Donation Center in Santa Monica alone repurposes 8,000 lbs. of unwanted clothing daily – which equates to diverting almost 3 million pounds from ending up in local landfills annually.  Articles of clothing that do not sell in the store goes into an onsite ‘re-baler’ for large quantity donations to countries in need worldwide. Salvation Army provides training for repurposing the clothing into carpets or other useful items, so they can sell at micro-markets. The same repurposing method is done for unsold shoes. 

To further support the 3 R’s the Salvation Admin Offices procures paper products including office paper, bath tissue and paper towels, containing minimum 30% post-consumer content waste.

The Salvation Army Thrift Store & Donation Center in Santa Monica is the smallest of Salvation Army’s 165 nationwide centers but their impact is extremely noteworthy.