Helping Families Meet Diverse Needs

by Linda Leigh
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While families plan for a new school year,  The Salvation Army offers alternatives to the often expensive extracurricular activities or daycare programs that put a strain on budgets.

A recent study by The Salvation Army  revealed that many Canadian families still struggle to make ends meet despite a rebounding economy. “Youth in Need: The Economic Challenges,” showed that since the recession began in 2008, 66 percent of Salvation Army youth programs in Canada saw an increase in demand for low-fee or free extracurricular programs and meals.

Salvation Army school year programs such as nutritionally balanced and free breakfasts, RED CAP anger management, sports, life skills and counselling, meet diverse needs.

Programs for children continue to be more important than ever.