Hope Stories

Overcoming Trauma that Ran Deep

Posted on 21st June 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Pamela holds award for her work in the field of mental health
National Indigenous Peoples Day, held on June 21, celebrates the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. With this in mind, The Salvation Army honours Pamela Spurvey for turning her life around and improving the lives of others at The Salvation Army’s Addictions and Residential Centre in Edmonton, Alta. Early Years  […]

Salvation Army Program Provides Peace of Mind to Winnipeg Mother

Posted on 24th May 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Lauren (left) sits with mother Arlene (right)
When Arlene gave birth to her daughter, Lauren, in May 1986, she knew something wasn’t quite right. After a series of tests, Lauren was diagnosed with having partial trisomy 13, a chromosome disorder that causes severe intellectual disability and many physical abnormalities. “We went to her pediatrician who said the best thing you can do  […]

Salvation Army Helps Single Mother Cope with Bipolar Disorder

Posted on 11th May 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Harriet at Salvation Army
“I want people to know that they’re not powerless when it comes to bipolar disorder,” says Harriet, 53. “I have a strong support system that includes The Salvation Army. But I wasn’t always healthy and happy.” Sixteen years ago Harriet came to The Salvation Army’s Parent Child Resource Centre in Kitchener, Ont. “I was a  […]

Free from Fear

Posted on 3rd May 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Michelle stands with Salvation Army worker, Ann, in front of Salvation Army church
When Michelle fled an abusive relationship, she was pregnant with her daughter and hid in a women’s safe house for six months with her toddler son. When she moved into an apartment, she couldn’t afford food and reached out to The Salvation Army for help. “I was beaten down and looking for a place to  […]

How One Man Rebuilt his Life after Addiction

Posted on 12th April 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Cory stands alongside Paul, his counsellor by the Anchorage addictions program sign
Thirty-year-old Cory nearly died from a suicide attempt. After weeks in hospital, he googled “recovery centres.” That’s when he came across the website for The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope in Halifax. “Without The Salvation Army I’d either be in an institution or dead,” says Cory. “I am grateful to everyone who has assisted me.”  […]