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Community based drug treatment program supports at risk youth

At-Risk Youth Reach for the Stars, Not for Drugs

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Before Deena (not her real name) entered a Salvation Army community-based drug treatment program she used daily, struggled with anxiety and depression, and did not have a good relationship with her mother. Today, Deena is drug free, coaching sports, working and is in university.

“The program fills a gap in the community to provide local supports for youth involved with or at risk of being involved with the justice system and/or who have experienced negative life circumstances that include drug use, […]

Red Cap anger management program helps school children handle their emotions

Anger Management Program Helps School Children Handle Their Emotions

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It is common for children to have difficulty controlling their emotions.

Nicole, 11, got in lots of fights at school. Lindsay, 13, pushed people. Today, with help from The Salvation Army’s Red Cap anger management program in Dartmouth, N.S., they have developed appropriate responses to anger-provoking situations and have confidence in their ability to control their emotions.

“I feel better,” says Nicole. “Red Cap helped me stop fighting or walking out of class because I was mad. I don’t do that anymore. […]

Help Support the Work of The Salvation Army this Thanksgiving

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For many, Thanksgiving is a time that is focused on food, family and tradition. Although access to food should be a human right, more than four thousand Canadians face food insecurity and don’t know when or where they’ll get their next meal. This Thanksgiving, we invite you to join with The Salvation Army and help struggling families and individuals in the fight against hunger.

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Salvation Army Canadian Personnel Lend a Helping Hand Following Hurricane Irma

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Seven days after Hurricane Irma made a powerful and catastrophic landfall in South Florida, John and Candace Freeman returned to their forever home. “It's a struggle now, but thanks to organizations such as The Salvation Army, we are going to make it," says John.

On September 13, The Salvation Army in Canada deployed 10 members of its emergency disaster personnel to lead an incident command team in Florida. The team provided assistance with food and hydration services, emotional and spiritual care, […]

Patients with mobility issues receive help from hospital staff

Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre Officially Opens

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TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ – The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre celebrates its official opening and rededication on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. after three years of infrastructure renewal. 

The 60-year-old facility, which is located at 650 Church Street, underwent a multi-million dollar retrofit and renovation over the past three years. The renewal included an update to the fire and life safety systems, heating and air-conditioning, and other critical systems. The project was made possible through funding […]

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The Salvation Army Responds to Mexico City Earthquake as Relief Continues around Oaxaca and Veracruz

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A 7.1-MAGNITUDE earthquake has caused the collapse of buildings and other infrastructure in and around Mexico City. The epicentre was on the border between the states of Puebla and Morelos, around 120 kilometres from the Mexican capital. The Salvation Army’s Territorial Commander Colonel Ricardo Bouzigues reports that there has been ‘tremendous damage’. More than 200 people are known to have lost their lives in the tremors, including at least 26 children who died when their school collapsed. 
 
Salvation Army facilities have […]

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Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Personnel from Canada Deployed to Florida Following Hurricane Irma Destruction

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More than half a million meals have been served by The Salvation Army to people who have been displaced or have had their homes damaged by Hurricane Irma in south-eastern states of the USA. This is in addition to The Salvation Army’s ongoing emergency response in many of the Caribbean islands and in reaction to Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Salvation Army teams are now transitioning into response, establishing staging areas across Florida, which include Naples, Fort Myers, Key West and Keystone […]

Bob (right) learns computer skills from teacher, Carley (right)

Adult Literacy Course Boosts Self-Esteem and Social Equality

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Imagine, at age 59, being unable to spell boat, step or help. “It feels disgusting when you can’t read or write,” says Bob. “But now I’m doing something about it.”

Bob is a participant in The Salvation Army’s STages Education Program (STEP) in Winnipeg. The community-based adult literacy program is open to anyone with a low literacy level, usually below Grade 6.

“Literacy gives people a foundation where they have skills, self-worth and realize their goals,” says Carley, LEEP teacher. “Things they […]

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Salvation Army Responds as Worst Flooding in South Asia for 30 Years Leaves Millions Homeless

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After weeks of relentless monsoon downpours, vast parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal are under water and more than 40 million people have been affected by the floods. Many of them have lost their homes and livelihoods and, with essential service facilities being overwhelmed, people’s lives are in immediate danger.   

Salvation Army emergency relief teams are being deployed in selected areas of Bangladesh and India to set up distribution points to provide basic necessities.

In the Chittagong area, Bangladesh, funding has […]

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More than 200,000 Meals Served as Salvation Army Responds to Storm Harvey

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NINETY-TWO mobile canteens and an emergency field kitchen are currently meeting human needs in southeast Texas. Flooding caused by Storm Harvey is still affecting many neighbourhoods and has displaced an estimated 43,000 people from their homes. The Salvation Army’s relief efforts continue.

"The Salvation Army is not just there for the immediate crisis. We are there for the duration – to see people through the immediate disaster and to help them rebuild lives, homes, businesses and communities," says General André Cox, […]