John, a participant of The Salvation Army's Haven program in Winnipeg is becoming independent and feels valued

Salvation Army Helps to Fill the Gap on Mental Health

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Every time John was discharged from the hospital after a mental-health breakdown, he had no idea where to turn for help. Today, at The Salvation Army’s Haven, a residential, licensed, mental-health program in Winnipeg, he is developing skills to reintegrate into and contribute to his community.

“Without The Salvation Army I would be in hospital,” says John. “That’s where I’ve spent most of my life.”

Upheaval in John’s life began at 10. After his parents’ divorce, he was placed in foster care. […]

Community based drug treatment program supports at risk youth

At-Risk Youth Reach for the Stars, Not for Drugs

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Before Deena (not her real name) entered a Salvation Army community-based drug treatment program she used daily, struggled with anxiety and depression, and did not have a good relationship with her mother. Today, Deena is drug free, coaching sports, working and is in university.

“The program fills a gap in the community to provide local supports for youth involved with or at risk of being involved with the justice system and/or who have experienced negative life circumstances that include drug use, […]

Red Cap anger management program helps school children handle their emotions

Anger Management Program Helps School Children Handle Their Emotions

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It is common for children to have difficulty controlling their emotions.

Nicole, 11, got in lots of fights at school. Lindsay, 13, pushed people. Today, with help from The Salvation Army’s Red Cap anger management program in Dartmouth, N.S., they have developed appropriate responses to anger-provoking situations and have confidence in their ability to control their emotions.

“I feel better,” says Nicole. “Red Cap helped me stop fighting or walking out of class because I was mad. I don’t do that anymore. […]

Help Support the Work of The Salvation Army this Thanksgiving

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For many, Thanksgiving is a time that is focused on food, family and tradition. Although access to food should be a human right, more than four thousand Canadians face food insecurity and don’t know when or where they’ll get their next meal. This Thanksgiving, we invite you to join with The Salvation Army and help struggling families and individuals in the fight against hunger.