Emergency housing gives Mitch a fresh start

Finding a Place to Call Home

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Addiction recovery was challenging enough. Then, the deadly stigma associated with the disease, combined with homelessness, made finding employment and stable housing hard for Mitch. But today, with help from The Salvation Army, his life is back on track.

“The Salvation Army gave me a fresh start,” says Mitch. “They didn’t look down on me or put me on the back burner.”

When Mitch went to The Salvation Army’s emergency housing and advocacy centre in Woodstock, Ont., he’d been evicted, was homeless [...]

Six-year-old Noah raised money at a bake sale to help the homeless

Noah’s Gift to Help the Homeless

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Unmentionables are not at the top of most people’s wish list.

However six-year-old Noah Ratke found that is not always the case when he and mom Gretchen reached out to a local men’s shelter to see how the money raised at a bake sale he organized could best be put to use.

“Socks and underwear” was the response they got back from officials of Compass House men’s transitional housing, operated by the Salvation Army. Noah’s mom Gretchen admitted there was concern on [...]

Salvation Army Toronto helps newcomers through programs such as ESL, employment and housing assistance and community referrals.

Canadian Newcomers Find Welcome

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Statistics Canada reported that more than a million people immigrated to Canada between 2006-2011, making the total foreign-born population nearly 6.8 million and accounting for over 20 percent of the country’s total population.

Upon arrival, these newcomers face obstacles that prevent societal integration, including language, culture and legal barriers, and so The Salvation Army steps in.

Atlantic Refugee and Immigrant Services (ARIS)

The Salvation Army’s Atlantic Refugee and Immigration Services (ARIS) in Spryfield, N.S., offers new immigrants assistance with Permanent Resident Card renewals, [...]