Salvation Army Social Workers Honoured for their Contributions

Denise handy counsels client sitting across from her
by Linda Leigh
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Every day, Salvation Army social workers improve the well-being and care of people and communities.

March is National Social Work month, an opportunity for The Salvation Army to extend a heartfelt thank you to its countless numbers of employees whose expertise, dedication and hard work play a significant role in providing assistance to those who need it most.

Meet Some of our Employees

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Denise has worked at The Salvation Army’s Community and Family Services in Oshawa, Ont., for 13 years. As a counsellor and coordinator of programs she brings kindness, gentleness and professionalism to her role.

“Many people who come to us have heavy burdens,” says Denise. “It’s rewarding to give them support and the skills they need to live their life in a more healthy way.”

 

Mark 200pic 2Mark began his career with The Salvation Army 16 years ago as a cook. Today, he works in the men’s residential program at The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope in Calgary where his empathy and organization skills are greatly valued.

“I like helping people,” says Mark. “Encouragement and compassion can really uplift someone when they are going through a rough time.”  

 

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Alexis works in the social services department at The Salvation Army’s national office in Toronto. Her social awareness and assessment skills, coupled with her joyful, personable manner help her provide ongoing support to Salvation Army social service units across Canada.

“The Salvation Army is a great organization that does great work,” says Alexis. “I am grateful to play a small part in something that is such a benefit to those who need our help.”
 

Matthew.200.webFor the past 10 years, Matthew has held various roles within The Salvation Army. Currently he works at the national office with the Army’s accreditation system. His keen analytical skills and broad-based knowledge of social service work are highly valued in the accreditation process.  

“I enjoy seeing the diversity of social services that the Army provides,” says Matthew. “We are involved in such a breadth of different services. “