Hope Stories

Looking Beyond His Disability

Posted on 23rd March 2021, by SalvationArmy.ca
Rabin smiles while posing in Argyle sweater
“Never allow your disabilities or weaknesses to prevent you from achieving any of your goals,” says 45-year-old Rabin Betkhoodoo. “You have to look beyond your challenges to succeed in whatever you put your mind to.” Born in Iran in 1976, and part of the Assyrian community, he was diagnosed at birth with spastic quad cerebral  […]

From Just Existing to Living Again

Posted on 28th January 2021, by SalvationArmy.ca
Lesley smiles
In her early 30s, Lesley’s true challenges began. A severe and chronic mental health diagnosis coupled with alcohol and addiction issues left her no longer able to function. Throughout her journey she found The Salvation Army, they helped her—no matter what condition she arrived in. “I had graduated from the University of Alberta with honours and moved  […]

Human-trafficking Survivor Puts Her Life Back Together

Posted on 26th January 2021, by SalvationArmy.ca
Victoria speaks at Salvation Army breakfast
Looking at Victoria Morrison now, you would never know she fell victim to human trafficking. She is as strong and confident as they come—living proof that you can take your life back and transform despite your circumstances. Victoria is articulate, poised and resilient. It’s because of her powerful traits that Victoria has been able to  […]

Making Christmas Bright

Posted on 22nd December 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Martin receives bag of toys and food hamper
While Christmas may look different this year, there is one thing that won’t change. The Salvation Army will continue to assist Canada’s most vulnerable. “I definitely need help right now,” says Martin, husband and father of two. “A Christmas hamper with food and toys for my children means the world to me.” “I definitely need  […]