Last year, The Salvation Army helped 1.7 million people in Canada. Here are a few examples of how The Salvation Army has provided hope and dignity.
When Agata’s husband of 20 years suddenly left her for someone much younger, she was homeless, penniless and soon discovered she had cancer. She’d often read about The Salvation Army in her local newspaper and, with no one else to turn to, contacted them for help. Read more
As a result of years of alcohol abuse, Rory’s marriage fell apart and he lost custody of his two sons. Then, his problems escalated after he nearly lost his life in a truck crash. In the midst of plans to mysteriously disappear, a call from The Salvation Army changed everything. Read more
Debbie was an emotional train wreck when she learned her young son was sexually assaulted. As a result she lost her job, custody of her children, became addicted to hard drugs, and attempted suicide. In her desperate time of need, The Salvation Army gave her the support and tools needed for a new start in life. Read more
When 16-year-old Jessyka learned she was pregnant, she had many decisions to make. Scared and confused, she was on her own battle ground attempting to survive. The Salvation Army nurtured her and provided solutions to her problems. Here she felt a sense of belonging-something she had longed for. Read more
At age 15 Rick was involved in criminal activity, homeless and addicted. Over the span of 18 years he made several attempts to get clean. It was The Salvation Army that never gave up on him. Read more
Jay’s story of addiction goes back to the age of eight. After his parents’ divorce he turned to food for comfort. Over many years his addictions escalated. With determination and the help of The Salvation Army, Jay is now a successful chef at one of Ottawa’s top hotels. Read more
Leslie, a successful business woman, was left mentally impaired after a taxi driver ran her down at a crosswalk. Through The Salvation Army’s computer literacy training program she has rebuilt her confidence and skills. Read more