Ready, Set, Count!

Posted on 14th March 2018, by British Columbia
Homeless counts have taken place across the Metro Vancouver region every three years since 2002. The City of Vancouver started conducting an annual count in 2010. Each year, the count takes place throughout the city over a 24-hour period in March, inside shelters during the evening, and on the streets the next day. A group of volunteers will be  […]

Salvation Army BC Shelter Services

Posted on 29th January 2018, by British Columbia
Salvation Army BC Shelter Services
Did you know the number of homeless deaths in British Columbia has hit an all-time high? The Salvation Army BC Division is uniquely positioned to help address the various needs of families affected by the housing affordability crisis by providing a warm and safe place for those seeking shelter and support. See below for a  […]

Mission in Motion Social Services Conference Kicks Off

Posted on 27th April 2016, by British Columbia
Social Conference Slide
Mission in Motion Social Services Conference Kicks Off at The Salvation Army Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford today – April 27-29. In our constant striving toward excellence in our service provision, The Salvation Army highly values and desires to equip and resource our staff and provide meaningful learning opportunities to enhance their capacity to continue  […]
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There is Hope.

Posted on 2nd April 2015, by British Columbia
After a life filled with abuse, addiction and homelessness, 38-year-old Jay Kivell is celebrating his 12th year of sobriety by getting the biggest promotion of his life. Raised by a single, alcoholic mother, Kivell grew up in a home where he was either being neglected or physically abused. “She made it clear when I was  […]
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Gateway of Hope celebrates 5.

Posted on 4th December 2014, by British Columbia
Tuesday’s lunch was not an ordinary lunch at The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope. Gateway staff and volunteers were joined by Minister Rich Coleman, Minister Peter Fassbender and Minister Mary Polak to celebrate 5 years of service to the Langley community. The provincial ministers were joined by community stakeholders and key community partners including Envision  […]
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New shelter for Fort St. John

Posted on 15th April 2014, by British Columbia
It was a warm moment on a cold, snowy day last week as the Salvation Army opened doors to the new Northern Centre of Hope in Fort St. John. “Today’s weather tells you why we need something like this,” Mayor Lori Ackerman told the crowd of about 50 gathered in the new shelter last Friday. “The  […]
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Vancouver Harbour Light celebrates 60th Anniversary.

Posted on 1st August 2013, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light is celebrating its 60th Anniversary.  October 1, 2013 will mark the 60th year that The Salvation Army has served in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We are asking YOU to donate either $60 or 60 minutes of volunteer time to continue to help and support those in need.  This effort will  […]
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No dream is too small …

Posted on 21st November 2012, by British Columbia
This week, The Salvation Army is kicking off its 2012 Christmas Campaign, an effort designed to raise money and awareness for the more than 1.8 million Canadians in need that the Army serves each year. This Christmas, The Salvation Army is emphasizing that no dream is too small when you’re in need. Look for a  […]
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Revamped shelter in Vancouver.

Posted on 23rd October 2012, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Crosswalk shelter has relocated to a newly renovated building in an effort to continue to provide a safe and warm shelter for homeless men and women inVancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The Crosswalk offers year-round co-ed shelter for up to 36 men and women. The new building offers heightened security features, dorm rooms and  […]
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Shelter to be open 24/7 in Comox Valley.

Posted on 26th June 2012, by British Columbia
An agreement has been made between The Province and The Salvation Army to keep The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter in Courtenay open round-the-clock. The shelter, on Pidcock Avenue, was a night-only facility up until last winter. Since, BC Housing has agreed to provide funds for it to stay open during the daytime after Courtenay City  […]
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