New Home, New Hope

Posted on 5th April 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Robert wears hat with sunglasses. Has goatee
When Robert, 54, was first released from prison, he had nowhere to go and found himself living on the streets for two years. Now, thanks to support from The Salvation Army’s Booth Centre in Ottawa, he is living in his own apartment, making changes in his life and focusing on his future. “I was sick  […]

Busking Brothers Step up to Help People in Need

Posted on 15th January 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Three brothers holding a yellow neon Bristol board sign
Last year, three young brothers from Qualicum Beach, B.C., resolved to do more to improve the lives of others in their community. And they did. “We hope our music continues to make a difference for the most vulnerable people in our community,” says Liam, 10. After hearing an urgent fundraising appeal from their local emergency  […]

Homeless and Hungry

Posted on 10th July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Homeless and Hungry
Jim was 70, penniless and living in a storage locker when he turned to The Salvation Army in Belleville, Ont., for help. “I was in a pit,” says Jim. “And there was only myself to blame.” Jim was raised in a middle-class family and was a good kid until his teens. Then he started drinking.  […]

My Life of Addiction

Posted on 20th June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
My Life of Addiction
“It was a cloudless, chilly, November day when I stood under the south end of the Pattulo Bridge in Vancouver, scouting for a possible place to sleep,” says Michel. “I’d been homeless for about two months, was sick and tired of my situation, and fantasized about what an alcohol-free life would be like. “I started  […]

Classmates Collect 75 Bags of Clothes to Help Homeless

Posted on 16th June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Classmates Collect 75 Bags of Clothes to Help Homeless
Inspired by a class discussion and project about privilege versus hardship, 12-year-old Santhosh, and his classmates Kostas and Navid, collected more than 70 bags of clothes that were donated to The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Newmarket, Ont., to help people experiencing homelessness. “I did my research,” says Santhosh, “and knew that when we donated  […]