Christmas Assistance | The Salvation Army offers help to families that find themselves struggling during this festive season as well as throughout the year. Christmas Hampers and holiday meals are available to assist individuals and families in need. New donated toys also become presents under the Christmas tree!
Community Feeding | Salvation Army locations across BC provide nutritious free meals for men, women and children across BC. Community feeding is offered through our facilities and street outreach programs. Clients include elderly, immigrants, struggling working families, underemployed, addicted, mentally ill, and/or physically disabled. These meals often provide an opportunity for staff to help clients access other social services offered through the community.
Community & Family Services | Community & Family Services Centres are available to children in need in 40 locations across British Columbia. In 2014 alone these Centres assisted 54,547 teenagers and children with: drop-in programs; meals; material assistance; Christmas hampers; toys; counseling & referral services; recreational activities; school supplies; spiritual formation and summer camp admissions.
Culinary Program | The goal for all Salvation Army Culinary programs is to ensure graduates are provided with the necessary employability skills to meet the highly demanding expectations of the food services industry. Students experience studying, hands-on training and practicums. Often, early on in the program, one discovers a new passion for cooking, the endless possibilities of choices, and is committed to turn their passion into a lifelong career.
Emergency Disaster Feeding | Emergency Disaster Services has 14 Community Response Unit locations across BC. These locations have mobile units that are equipped to provide hot meals and beverages to disaster victims and emergency workers. Over a 1000 meals can be prepared and served daily through our mobile kitchen units.
Food Banks | Food Banks are an essential part of The Salvation Army food services. Material assistance in the form of food produce boxes, food vouchers and emergency hampers are distributed through various Salvation Army branches such as Community and Family Services, Sheltering Services, Correctional and Justice Services.
Garden, Glean & Lifeskills | Community focused programs offer garden plots to practice growing nutritious vegetables and fruits. Gleaning programs offer youth and adults opportunities to collect fresh produce for local food banks. Our kitchen and lifeskills programs also teach individuals from all walks of life cooking skills and nutrition guidelines; such as canning, sauces and budgeting.
School Feeding Program | Several Salvation Army locations offer school feeding programs in British Columbia. One example is the Pantry34 program, it ensures that all youth in Abbotsford have access to nutritious snacks and beverages at any time of the school day. The program runs from September-June each year and currently serves 17 schools in Abbotsford's School District 34. Each school has an average of 10-25 kids who regularly access the program.
Additional Programs | Adult Daycare | Athletic Programs | Child Daycare | Community Health Referrals Community Residential Programs | Counselling | Emergency Disaster Services | Employment Training Programs | Family and Community Centres | Family Tracing | Low Income Housing | Material Assistance Rehabilitation | Safehouses for Women and Children Fleeing Abusive Homes | Safehouse for Human Trafficking Victims | Senior Care | Shelters | Spiritual Care | Street Outreach | Summer Camps | Tax Services Thrift Store | Transitional Housing
Locations | Community & Family Services
Abbotsford | Centre of Hope | 604.852.9305 | 34081 Gladys Ave | V2S 2E8 | careandshare.ca
Alberni Valley | 250.723.6960 | 4841 Redford St | V9Y 3P3
Burnaby | Cariboo Hill | 604.525.7311 | 7195 Cariboo Rd | V3N 4A6 | cariboohill.ca
Burnaby | Metrotown | 604.437.1521 | 6125 Nelson Ave | V5H 3J1 | salvationarmymetrotown.ca
Campbell River | Ocean Crest | 250.287.3720 | 291 McLean St | V9W 2M4 | oceancrest.ca
Chilliwack | Care and Share Centre | 604.792.0001 | 45746 Yale Rd | V2P 2N4 | salvationarmychilliwack.ca
Courtenay | Comox Valley Ministries | 250.338.5133 | Unit 9 468 29th St | V9N 7S7 | cvsalarmy.ca
Cranbrook | Kootenay Valley Family Services | 250.426.7672 | 533 Slater Rd NW | V1C 4Y5
Dawson Creek | 250.782.4812 | 1436 104th Ave | V1G 2J8
Duncan | Cowichan Valley Ministries | 250.746.8669 | 280 Trans Canada Hwy | V9L 3P9
Fernie | 250.423.4661 | 721-791 2nd Ave | V0B 1M0
Fort St. John | Family Services | 250.785.0500 | 9824-99th Ave | V1J 1Y6
Gibsons | 604.740.7386 | 5-682 Gibson's Way | V0N 1V8
Hazelton | Upper Skeena | 250.842.5551 | PO Box 100 | V0J 1Y0
Kamloops | 250.554.1611 | 344 Poplar St | V2B 4B8
Kelowna | Community Life Center | 250.765.3450 | 200 Ruland Rd S | V1Y 2Z5 | kelownasalvationarmy.ca
Langley | Gateway of Hope | 604.514.7375 | 5787 Langley By-Pass | V3A 0A9 | gatewayofhope.ca
Maple Ridge | Ridge Meadows | 604.463.8296 | 22188 Lougheed Hwy | V2X 2S8 | saridgemeadows.com
Nanaimo | Community Services | 250.754.2621 | 19 Nicol St | V9R 4S6 salvationarmynanaimo.com
New Westminster | Family Services | 604.521.2421 | 325 6th St | V3L 3A9
North Vancouver | Community & Family Services | 604.988.7225 | 105 W 12th St | V7M 1N2
Parksville | Mt. Arrowsmith | 250.248.8794 | 187 Alberni Hwy | V9P 1E6 parksvillesalvationarmy.ca
Penticton | Family Services | 250.492.5624 | 2399 S. Main St | V2A 5J1
Port Hardy | Lighthouse Resource Centre | 250.949.8125 | 8635 Granville St | V0N 2P0 | oceancrest.ca
Powell River | 604.485.6067 | 4500 Joyce Ave | V8A 3A6
Prince George | Curt Garland Community Support | 250.564.4000 | 3500 18th Ave | V2N 1A9 | sapg.ca
Prince Rupert | Family Services | 250.624.6180 | 714 Fraser St | V8J 1P9 | princerupertsalvationarmy.com
Quesnel | The Warrior Song Family Services | 250.992.7079 | 374 McLean St | V2J 2C9
Richmond | 604.277.2424 | 8280 Gilbert Rd | V7C 3W7
Salmon Arm | New Hope Community & Family Services | 250.832.9194 | 441 3rd St S.W. | V1E 1V4
Smithers | Bulkley Valley Social Services | 250.847.1501 | 1065 Main St | V0J 2N0
Surrey | Community & Family Services | 604.496.5172 | 13474-96th Ave | V3V 1Y9
Terrace | 250.635.5446 | 3236 Kalum St | V8G 2N5
Trail | 250.364.0045 | 730 Rossland Ave | V1R 3N3
Vancouver | Belkin House | 604.681.3405 | 555 Homer St | V6B 1K8 | belkinhouse.ca
Vancouver | Harbour Light | 604.646.6800 | 119 E. Cordova St | V6A 1K8 | harbourlightbc.com
Vancouver | VCFS | 604.872.7676 | 3213 Fraser St | V5V 4B8 salvationarmyvcfs.com
Vernon | 250.549.4111 | 3303 32nd Ave | V1T 2M7
Victoria | Stan Hagen Centre | 250.386.8521 | 2695 Quadra St | V8T 4E3 | sashcf.com
White Rock | 604.531.7314 | 15417 Roper Ave | V4B 2G4
Williams Lake | Community & Family Services | 250.392.2429 | 272 Borland St | V2G 1R4