Salvation Army Offers Children Effective Solutions to Bullying

Posted on 26th February 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Boy and girl bullies
Feb 27 is Pink Shirt Day, when Canadians are encouraged to wear pink to support bully prevention awareness, education and programs. Bullying is a major problem in our schools and on social media and the Internet. The Salvation Army’s Red Cap Anger Management Program for children offers positive strategies for targets of bullying and for  […]

Overcoming Poverty and PTSD

Posted on 19th February 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
John (right) receives hug from Salvation Army worker, Val (left)
John’s unstable and traumatic childhood left him struggling with PTSD. As a result, he has suffered in the key areas of his life that include socialization and employment. Through a variety of supports, The Salvation Army in Regina is helping him overcome some of the challenges related to PTSD and has restored his faith in  […]

New Mom Leaves Poverty Behind

Posted on 15th February 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Holly and her daughter at Bethany Hope Centre
For most of her life, Holly slept on the streets or stayed with friends. She’s skipped meals to pay the bills  and panhandled to have food to eat. Now she’s a new parent, wanting to improve her financial situation. With help from The Salvation Army she is accessing the resources needed to leave poverty behind.  […]

How Volunteering Helped One Woman Overcome an Anxiety Disorder

Posted on 11th February 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Angie serves up a meal at the Manna Cafe
When Angie’s husband left her for her best friend, she moved out and shut herself away from society for 12 years. “I couldn’t handle the hurt and devastation from my marriage breakup,” says Angie. “My home was the only place I felt safe until I walked through the doors of The Salvation Army.” “My home  […]

There Can Be Life after Abuse

Posted on 7th February 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Panic Attack, anxiety disorder woman, stressful emotional
Trapped in an abusive relationship, Isobel feared the consequences of leaving. When she developed the courage to put a plan in place, getting out was her first step toward healing, but it didn’t end there. “I’m living proof that there are second chances in life,” says Isobel. “And The Salvation Army gave me that.” “I’m  […]

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  […]

Recognizing Literacy as a Bridge to the Future

Posted on 24th January 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Mom works with child to develop early learning at Parent-Child Resource Centre
The Salvation Army recognizes that literacy is a powerful tool to help people achieve their goals, develop their knowledge and potential, and participate fully in their community. Across Canada, we provide programs that help individuals and families build their literacy skills and find hope for a brighter future. “I’m a single parent and attend the  […]