Search Results for “Barrie, Ontario”

Handymen in Barrie are helping people get back on their feet—for free. A member of a local church in Barrie, Ontario, started a Helping Hands program, where church members volunteer handyman services to those who really can’t afford it. “We stick to small jobs that can be wrapped up in two or three hours,” says  […]

Jay Barnard’s story of addiction goes back to age eight. Unable to cope with the effects of his parents’ separation and divorce, he turned to food for comfort. Within months he had bulged to a disturbing 200 pounds. By age 12 Jay was drinking, then drinking more. At age 14 he bought marijuana on the street. Then it wasn’t long before he was using harder drugs.

Dan, a former law enforcement officer, was in a desperate situation. After a failed relationship he was arrested and incarcerated for mischief. Through The Salvation Army he found a glimmer of hope knowing he wasn’t alone in his struggle. Growing up, Dan experienced family challenges—he never knew his father.  Then, when his father returned from  […]

Here I am, a nice Jewish girl, standing behind The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle in the local mall.  It’s Friday afternon and my art group has volunteered to take turns manning the kettle. The kettle is strategically positioned near the mall entrance, next to the donut shop. Repeated wafts of sweet apple turnovers and hot  […]

It’s one of the first of its kind in Ontario. The Salvation Army’s Lawson Ministries in Hamilton is teaching people with developmental disabilities how to use the public transit system—something many of us take for granted. Twenty-one year old Richard battles with Autism, and has great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships. Since graduating from  […]

The Salvation Army Sutton, Ontario, youth shelter for homeless and in-crisis youth has something to celebrate. Four residents from its transitional housing program are pursuing post secondary education at various Ontario colleges. In addition, five other residents have been successful in receiving their General Education Diploma (GED) through the shelter’s program, obtaining extremely high marks.  […]

Pasta and cheese are common donations at food banks. These and many other foods received are high in sugar, salt and starch, which are unhealthy. The Salvation Army in Midland, Ontario, is trying to change lives by encouraging donations that can improve the health of clients using the food bank. Healthy donations, such as whole  […]

Largest Non-governmental Provider of Social Service in Canada Hosts Open House Events at Facilities Nationwide WHO:  Salvation Army leaders and the general public, including local politicians, civic groups and community leaders WHAT: On Wednesday, May 19th The Salvation Army will host a national open house, giving the media and public an opportunity to tour facilities  […]