Hope Stories

Salvation Army Assists with Two Pop-up Shelters in Downtown Halifax

Posted on 27th March 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
emergency disaster services vehicle
While many Canadians are social distancing and safely self-isolated in their homes, others are simply unable to take these necessary precautions to protect themselves, especially those experiencing homelessness. In Halifax, The Salvation Army is collaborating with other local agencies to ensure there is a safe place for everyone by assisting with newly established pop-up shelters.  […]

Making Christmas Bright

Posted on 23rd December 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Amanda receives food at food bank
Christmas is supposed to be a season of joy and celebration. But for Amanda and her family, Christmas 2018 was a time of hungry bellies and no money for gifts. “Our comfortable lives had changed in an instant,” says Amanda. “The support we received from The Salvation Army in Calgary was incredible.” ‘We’d never had  […]

Overcoming the Odds

Posted on 26th November 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Aaron at Centre of Hope Calgary
He’d abused alcohol for years and drank every day because that’s what he saw his father do. One cold night, Aaron passed out. He had no idea death was approaching fast. National Addictions Awareness Week, November 21 to December 1, is designed to increase understanding of the devastating stigma associated with substance use and addiction  […]

A WISH Granted

Posted on 29th October 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Denise (left) stands with Salvation Army worker (right)
When Denise came to Calgary in 2015, she had $30 in her pocket. She wanted a fresh start in life but had nowhere to go. Living on the streets would have to be home. Then she found The Salvation Army. “Without The Salvation Army, I don’t know where I would be,” says Denise. “I don’t  […]

Helping Women Start Over

Posted on 21st October 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Terri at volunteer appreciation dinner
Culture shock. Depression. Anger. Life after prison can be a difficult transition. In Dundas, Ont., The Salvation Army’s Ellen Osler Home, a historic Tudor-style house, offers a safe living environment, life-skills resources, programs and community referrals for federal female parolees as they work toward community reintegration. “Ellen Osler Home gave me the resources, confidence and  […]