Salvation Army Moncton Helps Newly Single Parent Get Back on Her Feet
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When Cindy was separating from her husband, she lived on a limited budget, without a vehicle or job to support herself and her children.

“I was experiencing a separation, which led to a divorce, and soon was unable to provide for my two young children on my own,” Cindy explains. “My ex was addicted to prescription pain medication and had squandered all of our savings on gambling losses and gambling debts that he acquired while trying to feed his addiction.”

“I was received with warmth and compassion without judgement”

Finding it nearly impossible to provide practical items for her children, the feelings of shame and inadequacy lead Cindy into a deep depression. That’s when she reached out to The Salvation Army.

“Not knowing where to turn, I called The Salvation Army in Moncton, says Cindy. “I was received with warmth and compassion without judgement.”

The Salvation Army helped Cindy immediately, providing the family with food and clothing. They also connected her to a support program in the community.

“With the Army’s help, I was able to see a way forward”

“As desperate as we were for those practical things, what meant the world was the time and attention The Salvation Army gave to me,” says Cindy. “They really listened and genuinely cared about me and my situation.

“They stepped in to fill a gap that carried us through at a time when I could not do it alone and had no one else. As I built a network of support with the Army’s help, I was able to see a way forward for myself. I am so thankful for The Salvation Army. They treated me with dignity, and they gave me hope. They really changed my life.”

Last year, The Salvation Army helped more than 56,000 struggling Maritimers.

By Elise Williston