Housing and Shelter

Healing After Abuse

Posted on 3rd November 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Janice stands inside L’Abri d’espoir
Janice arrived at L’Abri d’espoir more than a year ago. Coming to The Salvation Army’s Montreal women’s shelter, and be where she is today, required lots of determination, support and help. To escape an abusive relationship, Janice moved to Québec with her daughter as it was the safest place for both at the time. When  […]

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 and  […]

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.  […]