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.”  […]

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  […]

Salvation Army Helps to Fill the Gap on Mental Health

Posted on 23rd October 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Helps to Fill the Gap on Mental Health
Every time John was discharged from the hospital after a mental-health breakdown, he had no idea where to turn for help. Today, at The Salvation Army’s Haven, a residential, licensed, mental-health program in Winnipeg, he is developing skills to reintegrate into and contribute to his community. “Without The Salvation Army I would be in hospital,”  […]

Depression’s Ugly Hold

Posted on 21st April 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Rob volunteers and washes dishes in the kitchen at The Salvation Army's Booth Centre in St. Catherines, Ont.
Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, with more than 300 million people suffering. “Depression put me in a dark place,” says Rob, 58. “I couldn’t see a future or an answer for any of the problems in my life. Depression affected my whole world and everything in it.” The downward spiral  […]