Salvation Army Assists with Two Pop-up Shelters in Downtown Halifax

Posted on 27th March 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
emergency disaster services vehicle
While many Canadians are social distancing and safely self-isolated in their homes, others are simply unable to take these necessary precautions to protect themselves, especially those experiencing homelessness. In Halifax, The Salvation Army is collaborating with other local agencies to ensure there is a safe place for everyone by assisting with newly established pop-up shelters.  […]

Hope for the Hopeless

Posted on 17th July 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Tracy, left, volunteers at Salvation Army thrift store supported by Jenn Thompson, right, program coordinator of women's support group
When Tracy arrived in Vernon, B.C., she couldn’t see past her pain and just wanted it to stop. In her mind, suicide seemed to be the only way out. Overwhelmed by hopelessness, she needed people who cared about her. Little did she know that would be The Salvation Army. In 2015, Tracy left her marriage.  […]

Suffering in Silence

Posted on 1st February 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
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  […]

Shelter for Those Who Have No Place to Stay Warm

Posted on 31st October 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jeromy, left, and a team from The Salvation Army fundraise to provide winter shelter
On October 12, 2018, Jeromy, who has experienced homelessness, and over 80 people from the community of Fort Frances, Ont., spent the night lining the main street with chairs, sleeping bags and mattresses to raise awareness around the issue of homelessness and funds for winter shelter. “People experiencing homelessness are sleeping in the bush, on  […]

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  […]