Social Betterment & Humanitarian Programs

“How We Help” Video


The global devastation and human misery wrought by drug abuse, illiteracy and moral decay—to say nothing of natural and man-made disasters—is unmistakable. They threaten to rip the social fabric to shreds and in many parts of the world these societal ills have already caused irreparable damage.

What is conspicuously lacking in combating these virtually apocalyptic scenarios are effective solutions. To that end, in the course of his decades of research into the mind and spirit, L. Ron Hubbard developed methods by which to address the crises that threaten our world.

While to bring those solutions to bear, the Church sponsorship of permanent centers to act as “generation plants,” which thereby set in motion broad-scale movements in the name of moralityliteracydrug prevention and rehabilitation.

Further, and to realize Scientology’s greater humanitarian objective, the Church has made readily available, easily assimilated and rapidly distributable multimedia tools to raise awareness, educate and activate millions.

The result: the Church of Scientology’s revolutionary social betterment and humanitarian programs. They are utterly unique, indisputably cutting edge and most importantly—effective.


United For Human Rights

United for Human Rights (UHR) is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels. Its membership is comprised of individuals, educators and groups throughout the world who are actively forwarding the knowledge and protection of human rights by and for all Mankind.

Human Rights


Applied Scholastics

Applied Scholastics makes available L. Ron Hubbard’s educational technology on a global scale, functioning through more than 760 affiliates to the benefit of some 100,000 educators and 28 million students. It serves every conceivable educational arena—public and private K–12 schools, community-based learning programs, state and local government education agencies, professional training, tutoring centers—across some 70 nations of the world.


Citizen’s Commission On Human Rights

In 1969 Scientologists established the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a watchdog group that investigates and exposes psychiatric violations of human rights. Today, CCHR is a worldwide force actively working to eliminate brutal treatments, criminal practices and human rights abuses in the field of mental health. It has been responsible for helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive practices in the field of mental health.

Citizen's Commision on Human Rights

The Way To Happiness Foundation

The Way to Happiness is a non-religious moral code comprised of 21 precepts, each one predicated on the fact that one’s survival depends on the survival of all others—and that without the survival of others, no joy and no happiness are attainable.

Presently, 21 “The Way to Happiness” public service announcements air daily on a variety of media ranging from city buses in Chicago to Samoan rugby matches, Central American food courts and television stations on all seven continents.

An international network of volunteers and supporters of The Way to Happiness Foundation now spans 135 nations. Moreover, representatives from groups dedicated to improving moral standards continue to adopt this book for their own use—organizations as diverse as the National Honduras Police, Secretary General of the Philippine Red Cross and the California State Chairman of the Congress on Racial Equality have taken up and now distribute personalized copies of the book. As a further example of the far-reaching use of this book, the National Police of Colombia now use The Way to Happiness book in training their entire force and broadly distribute it to Colombian citizens.

The Way to Happiness


Narconon International

Global drug abuse has led to what can inarguably be described as a world awash in blood and human misery.

In reply stands Narconon (meaning “no drugs”), the drug rehabilitation and prevention program founded in 1966 and based on the discoveries of L. Ron Hubbard.

The Narconon program not only addresses the mental and physical debilitation precipitated by drug abuse, but also the reasons why an individual turns to drugs in the first place.

As a result, the Narconon success rate is not merely the world’s highest, it is four times better than international averages.

Today, the worldwide Narconon drug rehabilitation and prevention network comprises more than 180 centers and groups across 47 nations—double the number of a decade ago.



 Criminon International

The Criminon program operates in more than 2,100 penal institutions across some 38 nations. Staffed largely by volunteers, Criminon also trains the personnel of correctional institutions for delivery of on-site rehabilitation programs. Criminon services further extend to police departments, juvenile facilities and crime prevention programs—the full equation for a world without crime.

L. Ron Hubbard discovered the key to true rehabilitation is restoring an individual’s self-respect. To assist inmates to do just that, Criminon students study and apply precepts of The Way to Happiness


Foundation For a Drug Free World

Every 12 seconds another school-age child experiments with illicit drugs for the first time—a grim reminder of just how pervasive drug abuse is among young people.

To combat this epidemic, the Church of Scientology sponsors the largest nongovernmental anti-drug information and prevention campaign on Earth. It has been conclusively proven that when young people are provided with the truth about drugs—factual information on what drugs are and what they do—usage rates drop commensurately. By statistical survey, the Drug-Free World Campaign has thus far prevented some 500,000 young people from recreational drug use…or worse.

There is still, however, much more to be done. Thus, the Church of Scientology offers its publications (which neither contain nor advocate any Scientology beliefs) to like-minded anti-drug coalitions, government institutions, civic groups and schools. These materials include The Truth About Drugs series of 13 educational booklets—covering the major “drugs of choice” and presented in a straightforward manner to educate young people on their actual effects.

Drug Free World