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When Hope Ran Out

Posted on 22nd October 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Sharon Crews
Alcohol and bulimia had taken over Sharon’s life. Then, following the death of her mother, she lost all hope and the desire to live. With a bottle of pills in the palm of her hand, Sharon called The Salvation Army in St. John’s, N.L. “I wasn’t looking for attention,” says Sharon. “I was ready to  […]

A Night of Hope

Posted on 19th October 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Take
Take (pronounced talk-ee), a former auto mechanic, knows how it feels to be homeless. He was at an all-time low when he walked through the doors of The Salvation Army’s Anchor of Hope in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. “I was ready to die in the cold,” says the 52-year-old. “I’m lucky to be alive.” Life began  […]

Embracing Mental Health

Posted on 10th October 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Johnny, who learns to cook at The Salvation Army, is one in 5 Canadians who experience mental illness
Mental illness is one of Canada’s major public health issues and world mental health day, October 10, exists to promote the awareness of such issues. Last year, The Salvation Army helped over 1.7 million Canadians, many of whom struggle with mental health challenges. As we provide shelter for people experiencing homelessness, rehabilitation for those struggling  […]

Salvation Army Serves Communities Affected by Tornado

Posted on 26th September 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Emergency Disaster personnel serve hot meals to those without power and first responders
Less than one week ago a tornado devastated the Ottawa and Gatineau areas, damaging homes and vehicles and sending several people to hospital. Within hours Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Personnel were on the ground providing hot meals and snacks to those without power, as well as emergency responders and hydro workers. “The Salvation Army will  […]