The Salvation Army’s Lenten Season Reflection

Posted on 3rd April 2023, by Maritime
As the Lenten season draws to a close and we enter Holy Week, let us make space to reflect on Lent and what it means to The Salvation Army. With a mission of meeting human needs and transforming communities with the love of Jesus Christ, it should come as no surprise that Lent—a season of  […]
Categories: 2023, Blog
Without the support of local individuals and organizations, The Salvation Army would be unable to give hope to those in need. That is why being an innovative partner is so important to The Salvation Army. It allows us to find and work with organizations as invested in in our communities as we are, and together  […]
Categories: 2023, Blog
It’s no secret that the exponential growth of the internet and the aftereffects of COVID-19 have damaged society’s “third places”— physical location other than work or home where people can connect with others. Cafés and community centres are examples of third places, but in a world where it’s easier to post your thoughts to strangers  […]
Categories: 2023, Blog
How many people wake up, open their eyes, and go about their day without ever giving thought to their ability to see? For Samir Aseme this is no longer the case. Fully blind for two-and-a-half years now, Samir, who is working with The Salvation Army for his second straight year, still finds himself struggling with  […]
Categories: 2022, Blog

The Salvation Army Fights Back Against Period Poverty

Posted on 26th October 2022, by Maritime
Menstrual hygiene products are one of food banks’ most requested yet least donated items. To address this, The Salvation Army took part in Halifax Move 100’s Tampon Tuesday throughout September. Tampon Tuesday is a grassroots program focused on providing dignity to people by ensuring they have access to tampons and other hygiene products when needed.  […]
Categories: 2022, Blog

The Salvation Army Taught Me to Love Myself

Posted on 21st September 2022, by Maritime
Childhood trauma, PTSD, or emotional and physical abuse are not always visible on the surface, but are often expressed through an individual’s behavior and, in some cases, are managed through coping mechanisms like drugs or alcohol. At The Salvation Army, those who struggle find a safe space to deal with their trauma, manage their addictions  […]
Categories: 2022, Blog

Single Mom Gives Back After Getting Back on her Feet

Posted on 15th April 2021, by Maritime
Recently separated from her spouse, Jodi and her teenage son embarked on a new life on their own. Challenges came, and were escalated, until it became apparent she needed to reach out for support. That’s when she turned to The Salvation Army in Dartmouth. “The food support was an amazing help” “I found myself single  […]
Categories: 2020, Blog
For many, breakfast is the most skipped meal of the day – often due to food insecurity. The Salvation Army in Spryfield is working to change this by hosting a community breakfast four times a week for families and those experiencing homelessness. “The program provides a regular meal for people who are struggling,” explains Krista  […]

2021 HEAT Fund Now Open for Applications

Posted on 14th January 2021, by Maritime
Halifax, NS, January 14, 2020 – After 24 years of helping low-income individuals and families in emergency need of home heating assistance, additional funding for the 2021 Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT) Fund will help more Nova Scotians than ever this year. The Province of Nova Scotia, through Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, and  […]