Vulnerable youth find safety and hope at The Salvation Army

Improving Lives of Vulnerable Youth

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Winnipeg consistently has the highest rate of robbery, sexual assault, and violent crime of any large Canadian city.

The Salvation Army’s Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre’s youth drop-in program not only provides a safe alternative to the streets, but its staff and volunteers are mentors who support youth, ages 13-17, when they need it most. 

“The youth drop-in program is open during critical hours when kids aren’t in school,” says Hurmat Habib, mentor. “It isn’t just about playing basketball in the gym […]

Katrina: 10 Years Later

Katrina: 10 Years Later

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Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast of the United States, The Salvation Army continues to be a source of hope, stability and service to the residents affected.

Early in the morning on August 29, 2005, the historic storm struck and its aftermath was catastrophic.  Experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damages.

On impact of the storm, Salvation Army emergency disaster workers and volunteers, included personnel from Canada, were on hand to deliver relief in the […]

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 […]