We pride ourselves for being an organization that was co-founded by a woman who made it her life’s work to uplift the most vulnerable. Born in England in 1865, Maud Elizabeth Charlesworth was the youngest daughter of Maria and Samuel Charlesworth, whose work in ministry and social issues led to Maud's great interest and concern for social welfare and social service.

Near her family’s church in London was the Christian Mission, whose focus was to serve the poor. In 1878, the Christian Mission changed its name to The Salvation Army.ink