Hope Stories

Ryan’s Recovery from Addiction

Posted on 27th October 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Ryan and his dog Roxi
Nearly 21% of Canadians will experience addiction at some point in their lives (Canadian Mental Health Association). There is a chance that you know someone who has fought, or is currently fighting, with substance use disorders.   Three years ago, Ryan’s life was in constant chaos. He struggled with drugs, gambling and alcohol addiction, depression  […]

Overcoming Homelessness and Improving Mental Health

Posted on 29th September 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Eric stands in front of brick wall
Eric grew up in Alberta B.C., enduring an unfortunate childhood—his family being a victim of his father’s repeated beatings. By the age of four, Eric had suffered multiple concussions and injuries at the hands of his father. Following his parent’s divorce, his mother provided the best possible life with the limited resources available to her.  […]

Pregnant and Alone

Posted on 27th August 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Prab and her baby girl
 Prab, 20, was studying in Canada when she discovered she was pregnant. Her husband resided in their home country of India and, due to COVID-19 restrictions, was unable to travel for the birth of their first child. “In 2019, I went home to India to be married,” says Prab. “A few months after I returned  […]

Human Trafficking Survivor Restores Hope on the Frontlines

Posted on 30th July 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Caroline sits at her desk ready to give hope to other human trafficking victims
Caroline Pugh-Roberts is one of millions of men, women and children who have fallen into the hands of traffickers. Today, as a survivor and educator, she works with other victims at The Salvation Army in London, Ont., to not only help them live but flourish. “I didn’t realize I was being trafficked,” says Caroline. “I  […]

Pathway of Hope Program Helps to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Posted on 2nd July 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Pathway of Hope infographic
One in 11 Canadians live in poverty, and The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope Program provides intensive case management to individuals and families who desire to have increased stability and hope. “To break the cycle of poverty, The Salvation Army partners with individuals and families to develop a customized plan and take action to address  […]

From Trauma to Triumph

Posted on 25th June 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Kate with her daughter
Kate’s childhood and early years were filled with trauma and significant challenges; a family with a history of addiction and her mother, a crack addict, who left when Kate was 12. Before long, addiction was a family legacy that thrived when Kate spent her early adult years partying and abusing alcohol and drugs. “I was  […]

Salvation Army Food Bank Offers Home Delivery Service

Posted on 16th June 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Door-to-door food delivery for the vulnerable in Windsor
If your cupboards are bare and you can’t access a food bank, The Salvation Army’s home food delivery program in Windsor, Ont., is ensuring that you won’t go hungry.  “We don’t want people in our community to lack resources” “We don’t want people in our community to lack resources,” says Major Paul Rideout, executive director  […]

Salvation Army in Kirkland Lake Brings Food to the Isolated

Posted on 9th June 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army brings food in a van to the isolated
The Salvation Army in Kirkland Lake is addressing rural hunger by bringing a mobile food pantry to people who live remotely. “The people receiving our services genuinely need our help,” says Robbie Donaldson, community and spiritual care coordinator. “We are committed to helping everyone who has limited access to food and where hunger is a  […]