Salvation Army Partners with Government to Support Low-Income Single Moms

by John McAlister
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salvationarmy_kelownamomsThe Female Lone Parents Family Breatkthrough program will assist single mothers living in poverty in Kelowna, B.C. The 36-month project will help to increase economic security, financial literacy skills and social connections among low-income female lone-parent families.

“We are pleased to have the support of the Government of Canada for our promising new project, which will provide single mothers with the skills and knowledge to improve their own lives and the lives of their children,” says Major Toni Cartmell of The Salvation Army. “The message the project will give to mothers is that I’m a person of worth and I have value and I have something to contribute that’s worthwhile.”

The Salvation Army started the $450,000 program after receiving just over half of that amount in government funding. Says Mr. Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country: “By assisting low-income singling mothers with the myriad challenges of lone parenting, we are offering them a real chance for a better future.”

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army strives to meet the needs of vulnerable groups and those overlooked or ignored in communities across the country. Every day 500 centres of operation invest in the dejected, downhearted and desperate.

The Salvation Army is involved in the continuous development and promotion of new and innovative strategies for service delivery. Because of the wide scope of the services they offer, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to think in terms of long-term solutions to social problems. They continue to meet the short-term needs of individuals for food, shelter and clothing. In addition, however, they offer a variety of programs aimed at equipping individuals to make a new start in life.

“Giving Hope Today,” The Salvation Army’s brand promise, sends a positive message that reflects the Army’s mission and that tomorrow can be different.