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  […]

From Trauma to Triumph

Posted on 25th June 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Kate with her daughter
Kate’s childhood and early years were filled with trauma and significant challenges; a family with a history of addiction and her mother, a crack addict, who left when Kate was 12. Before long, addiction was a family legacy that thrived when Kate spent her early adult years partying and abusing alcohol and drugs. “I was  […]

Salvation Army in Fredericton Delivers Food to Doorsteps

Posted on 16th April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army volunteer stands in front of van full of food
Last year, The Salvation Army in Fredericton launched Operation Senior Food Box Delivery, a program to bring groceries to seniors and help combat their loneliness with a visit. Little did they know their services  would have to quickly expand to help those impacted by COVID-19. “We’re delivering food to anyone who needs it right now,”  […]

After Schools Close, Salvation Army Continues to Feed Hungry Children

Posted on 14th April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Volunteers make sandwiches for hungry children
In 2012, when The Salvation Army in Regina learned that there were children attending school without nutritious lunches, they stepped up to help feed as many vulnerable families as possible. When schools closed, The Salvation Army acted quickly to ensure that no child is hungry. “During the school season, we provide lunch every day to  […]

Video Conferencing Connects Families with Loved Ones in Long-term Care

Posted on 8th April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Staff member helps resident with video conferencing and keeping connected
Keeping loved ones connected is critically important as long-term care and seniors’ homes are restricting visitations to protect residents from illness. With this in mind, The Salvation Army’s Ottawa Grace Manor long-term care home is bringing residents together with their families and loved ones through video conferencing. “My uncle was visiting with my grandmother in  […]
Guest receives lunch at Salvation Army mobile feeding unit
For those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic has many without access to their most basic needs. With cafés and community centres shut down, more hungry people are out on the street looking for help.  To stop the spread of COVID-19, The Salvation Army in Williams Lake, B.C., like many others, has cancelled  […]

Why One University Student Stepped up to Volunteer During COVID-19

Posted on 2nd April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Paige packs food bags at Salvation Army Oshawa community and family services
Less than three weeks ago, Paige Sharp was in class, in the final semester of her degree, when she learned that buildings and lectures were shut down to reduce the impact of the coronavirus. As one who struggles with anxiety, she had no idea how she would cope with this latest hurdle. “There was a  […]

Salvation Army Feeds Truckers Who Keep Supplies Flowing

Posted on 31st March 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army feeds truckers affected by COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, it’s harder for truckers to be behind the wheel as facilities and restaurants close. In Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, The Salvation Army is working with the provincial government, and in partnership with Marine Atlantic, to provide meals to those transporting goods and materials to or from the ferry crossing. “Hot  […]