Mother, father hold child under tent with food and clothes
Kirill turned 21 days old the day he crossed the Ukrainian-Romanian border through Siret customs. He was born on March 2, in the northern region of Kyiv, Vyshorod, in a bunker of a local hospital. Valeria, age 29, his mother, says that among the first noises Kirill heard were those of rockets hitting the city.  […]

Back on Their Feet

Posted on 13th February 2022, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jordan left and Kelley right outdoors wearing ball caps
A Saanich, B.C., woman who cares for her autistic teen nephew says she was greatly helped by The Salvation Army during a breaking point in her life. With no children of her own, Kelley Sherin took in 16-year-old Jordan to provide him with the care he deserves—but wasn’t receiving. Jordan had moved around a lot  […]

Putting the ‘Merry’ Back into Christmas

Posted on 10th December 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jennifer receives hamper boxes with food items and toys for Christmas
As the coronavirus crisis continues to impact lives, there is a lot of uncertainty and its hard not to wonder what will happen next. With the Christmas season just around the corner, more and more individuals and families are facing new financial challenges and scary realities. “I’m a single parent of a two and six-year-old,”  […]

Single Mom Pays it Forward After Getting Back on Her Feet

Posted on 8th December 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jodi loads her car up with groceries to deliver to people who can't get to a food bank
Each Christmas and throughout the year, Jodi gives back to The Salvation Army. Grateful for the help she received when challenges came, she is paying it forward to help others who may find themselves in a similar predicament. “The food support was an amazing help,” says Jodi. “I received a food box as well as  […]

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.  […]

Pregnant and Alone

Posted on 27th August 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Prab and her baby girl
 Prab, 20, was studying in Canada when she discovered she was pregnant. Her husband resided in their home country of India and, due to COVID-19 restrictions, was unable to travel for the birth of their first child. “In 2019, I went home to India to be married,” says Prab. “A few months after I returned  […]

Human Trafficking Survivor Restores Hope on the Frontlines

Posted on 30th July 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Caroline sits at her desk ready to give hope to other human trafficking victims
Caroline Pugh-Roberts is one of millions of men, women and children who have fallen into the hands of traffickers. Today, as a survivor and educator, she works with other victims at The Salvation Army in London, Ont., to not only help them live but flourish. “I didn’t realize I was being trafficked,” says Caroline. “I  […]