Innovative program improves lives of vulnerable

Innovative Programs Improve Lives of Vulnerable

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The Salvation Army is committed to improving the lives of people who are struggling. This means constantly evolving to meet changing needs.

In Barrie, Ont., The Salvation Army’s Bayside Mission, a men’s shelter and social service centre, has developed three new initiatives that are making life easier and improving health.

Old Bikes Find New Homes

This past summer, a small group of teens collected old and unused bikes, tuned them up, and handed them over to The Salvation Army to distribute to […]

Ensuring vulnerable children go back to school with dignity

Ensuring Vulnerable Children Go Back to School with Dignity

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Back-to-school season is a time of excitement and fun for many kids. But for those living in poverty— which includes 600,000 Canadian children—back-to-school can come with worry and embarrassment.

School Feeding Programs

Across Canada, one in seven kids go to school hungry. As the price of food continues to rise, more and more families on fixed or limited incomes are facing food insecurity.

From coast to coast, The Salvation Army provides more than 100,000 meals annually to children through its school feeding programs.

Kids […]

Salvation Army Aids Rock Creek, B.C. Fire Evacuees

Salvation Army Aids Rock Creek, B.C., Fire Evacuees

08
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Hundreds of people fled an aggressive fire in British Columbia’s southern interior. Since the fire was reported last Thursday, August 13, The Salvation Army has provided relief assistance to first responders and evacuees. The evacuees say the flames were unlike anything they’d ever seen.

"Literally the tree tops were bursting like bombs and falling down on the top of our house," says Rob, who took refuge at The Salvation Army’s evacuation/reception centre in Kelowna.

Evacuation Centre

Within […]

Salvation Army addictions program changes lives

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

08
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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 alcoholism, I had to save myself.”

The Downward Spiral

Five years after Neil left the military, PTSD reared its ugly head. In an attempt to numb the pain […]