On the Other Side of Homelessness

Posted on 15th August 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Support worker, Charlie, helps people at Centre of Hope
Charlie Pittman was on his way to end his life when he took a detour into the doors of The Salvation Army men’s shelter in Halifax. It wasn’t easy to walk through the doors and say he needed help, but he’s grateful he did. “I had been sleeping outside on a park bench for four  […]

Moving Forward to Independence

Posted on 11th May 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Booth Packaging client packs tinfoil candle holders
For over 40 years The Salvation Army’s Booth Packaging and Supportive Services in Toronto has provided high quality contract packaging at the right price and on time. Unlike most other packing services, the men and women at Booth Packaging and Supportive Services (Booth Packaging) are participants in a vocational rehabilitation program to improve their work  […]

Helping One Mom Start Over Again

Posted on 6th May 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Mom from Nigeria stands in front of trees at Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre
Settling in Calgary brought many new challenges for Gladys and her family. Originally from Nigeria, they had immigrated to the UK, but with high unemployment and uncertainty, they decided to move to Canada to raise their little girl. “Starting over again was hard,” says Gladys. “The high cost of shipping forced us to leave most  […]

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Posted on 19th August 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army addictions program at Winnipeg Booth Centrechanges lives
Less than a year ago, 52-year-old Neil arrived at The Salvation Army’s addiction treatment program in Winnipeg terrorized by flashbacks from his military days, he was addicted to alcohol and 50 pounds underweight.  “There were behaviours I couldn’t stop—even though I desperately wanted to,” says Neil. “After more than a decade of battling PTSD and  […]

My Journey from Sadness to Success

Posted on 27th July 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army supports change a life
In every way that counted, The Salvation Army was there for me when I needed them most. Six years ago, the company that I had been with for 18 years sold the facility. My co-workers and I were downsized in the subsequent restructuring, and 130 of us were left looking for employment. I had never  […]

Hunger Relief for Low-Income Family

Posted on 9th March 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Nicole visits The Salvation Army food bank that reduces her pressures of daily life
Imagine pawning your deceased mother’s wedding ring to pay bills, taking out loans to feed your children, or contemplating putting a lock on the refrigerator to make groceries last as long as possible. “That’s what being poor is,” says Nicole, mother of eight. “And it doesn’t feel good.” Nicole is one of 850,000 Canadians assisted  […]