Annual Review

Real Help for Deep Hurt

Posted on 16th September 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
One day she was married. The next day she was a widow, alone and grieving. Sandra thought she’d never cope through her nightmare or find ways to make the pain more bearable. “My husband’s long downward spiral with cancer was the hardest thing I’ve ever watched unfold,” says Sandra. After 50 years of marriage Sandra’s  […]

A Place for Healing

Posted on 16th September 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
“My life was out of control when I showed up on the doorstep of The Salvation Army’s Caring Place in Maple Ridge, B.C. , “ says Al. “Using hard drugs was my way of dealing with pain caused by the sudden and brutal death of my 23-year-old son. “I was broken, desperate and looking for  […]

Determined to Rebuild

Posted on 16th September 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Ben was two years old when his family fled Afghanistan for Russia. A few years later, following the death of his father, the Ghiyasi family moved to Canada in the hopes of a better life. The transition wasn’t easy and, while they managed to access some services, it was The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Resource  […]

Bringing Chaos Under Control

Posted on 16th September 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
The birth of Tanya’s twins was a traumatic event.  Then, her marriage broke down.  Tanya was left with responsibilities she now had to bear on her own, and questioning how she would ever cope. Hope and Faith As she prepared herself for the challenge of having twins, Tanya learned of serious prenatal complications. Twin to  […]

One Mothers’ Journey

Posted on 13th September 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
“Something wasn’t right,” says Susan Williamson of her son, Stuart. “He couldn’t imitate sounds, his eyes looked empty and he was unresponsive to people. When my husband and I sought out medical attention, we were sideswiped by the end results. Life would be very different than we’d ever expected.” Stuart’s unusual behaviours started in infancy.  […]

Hope for the Generations

Posted on 13th September 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Due to the rapid growth of the senior population, Day Cares for the elderly and adults with impairments have become important facilities for communities across Canada. Seniors have given immeasurable value to our people and country and The Salvation Army is dedicated to providing innovative and effective services that support their continued dignity and honour.  […]

A Bus Ride to Independence

Posted on 13th September 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
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  […]

Loved Back to Life

Posted on 13th September 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
For as far back as he can remember, Keith was told he was worthless and stupid. The emotional and verbal punches of his father cut deep, but the physical abuse that followed pierced even deeper. “The only thing I was terrified of as a kid was my dad,” says Keith. While Keith’s father was well-respected  […]

Coping with a Child with Disabilities

Posted on 13th September 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Dealing with Devon’s severe epilepsy and developmental disabilities was challenging and exasperating for his parents Dan and Carolyn. Then when Carolyn unexpectedly became a single parent, she blinked “low battery” and wanted to shut off. But she refused to curl up and surrender. Devon’s questionable behaviours began as young as four months old. His eyes  […]