How Volunteering Helped One Woman Overcome an Anxiety Disorder

Posted on 11th February 2019, by
Angie serves up a meal at the Manna Cafe
When Angie’s husband left her for her best friend, she moved out and shut herself away from society for 12 years. “I couldn’t handle the hurt and devastation from my marriage breakup,” says Angie. “My home was the only place I felt safe until I walked through the doors of The Salvation Army.” “My home  […]

There Can Be Life after Abuse

Posted on 7th February 2019, by
Panic Attack, anxiety disorder woman, stressful emotional
Trapped in an abusive relationship, Isobel feared the consequences of leaving. When she developed the courage to put a plan in place, getting out was her first step toward healing, but it didn’t end there. “I’m living proof that there are second chances in life,” says Isobel. “And The Salvation Army gave me that.” “I’m  […]

Suffering in Silence

Posted on 1st February 2019, by
Lawrence stand with Salvation Army worker in front of Ottawa Booth Centre
For 38 years, Lawrence used hard drugs to wipe out the memories of the sexual trauma he experienced while growing up. Last year, he graduated from a Salvation Army drug treatment program in Ottawa. “I’m glad I came here,” says Lawrence. “My life needed to change.” From an early age, heartbreak shattered Lawrence’s self-worth and  […]

Recognizing Literacy as a Bridge to the Future

Posted on 24th January 2019, by
Mom works with child to develop early learning at Parent-Child Resource Centre
The Salvation Army recognizes that literacy is a powerful tool to help people achieve their goals, develop their knowledge and potential, and participate fully in their community. Across Canada, we provide programs that help individuals and families build their literacy skills and find hope for a brighter future. “I’m a single parent and attend the  […]

From Prison to Peace

Posted on 17th January 2019, by
Mengsteab Abraha was arrested and imprisoned for praying with friends. Then he lived in a refugee camp where conditions were so deplorable he chooses not to discuss it. Yet, after horrible punishment and tremendous struggles, Abraha has found peace and new opportunities, thanks to The Salvation Army. “The Evangelical Church was outlawed in Eritrea by  […]

How The Salvation Army Supports the Homeless in Cold Weather

Posted on 10th January 2019, by
Salvation Army worker retrieves supplies from mobile feeding unit
Salvation Army cold weather programs across the country are ramping up for the 2019 winter season. When the temperatures plummet, we work hard to ensure no one spends the night in the cold. “The Salvation Army’s priority during cold weather is to ensure safety by connecting people with services, either emergency or within the community,”  […]

Salvation Army Parenting Program Empowers New Mom

Posted on 8th January 2019, by
Jessica and Niyko
At 18, Jessica learned she was pregnant and was nervous about everything. She had grown up without a mom’s love, nurturing and support, and didn’t know whether she would have the skills to be a good mother. The Salvation Army’s parenting programs in Ottawa helped her with advice, emotional support and ways of coping with  […]