Celebrating 15 Years of Sobriety!

Posted on 9th April 2018, by British Columbia
Harbour Light Salvation Army Recovery Worker Sucess Story
After a life filled with abuse, addiction and homelessness, 38-year-old Jay Kivell is celebrating his 15th year of sobriety by getting the biggest promotion of his life. Raised by a single, alcoholic mother, Kivell grew up in a home where he was either physically abused or neglected entirely. “When I was growing up she made  […]
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Woman’s Inspiration

Posted on 8th March 2016, by British Columbia
Working at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox unit has given Buffy Donovan the opportunity to get to know the clients and listen to them. “The women inspire me, teach me about self-respect and patience. I have learned that change is possible through the support of people who have empathy and understanding.”          […]
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TELUS supports The Salvation Army with $147,000 donation!

Posted on 20th November 2015, by British Columbia
  Vancouver, BC | November 16, 2015 –  TELUS employees help The Salvation Army in so many ways and in so many different locations across Canada: they volunteer with us, they provide gifts of socks and toiletries for our shelters, they coach at risk children about Internet awareness at our summer camps, and they give generously  […]
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#JUICE4HOPE hits the streets of Vancouver’s DTES – again!

Posted on 16th September 2015, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army believes that everyone is deserving of dignity – and that everyone should have access to healthy, nourishing produce. In Vancouver, The Salvation Army, in partnership with local food truck, The Juice Truck, celebrated the dignity given every day at The Salvation Army by giving hope and juice to 400 Salvation Army Vancouver  […]

graduation day.

Posted on 14th July 2015, by British Columbia
On Friday, The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light celebrated a very special "gratitude day" recognizing clients graduating from Phase 1 (90 days) and Phase 2 (living skills) of the treatment program along with celebrating a high school graduation!  Vinther started working towards his high school diploma in 2012. While working towards his diploma, he was  […]
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Hope in the Inner City Gala.

Posted on 22nd May 2015, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light’s dining hall was transformed for The Hope in the Inner City Gala on May 7th. The community was brought together to celebrate Harbour Light’s work in the DTES along with honouring both alumni and corporate life changer partners who contribute to making Harbour Light what it is to so  […]
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Brian’s story.

Posted on 16th April 2015, by British Columbia
After years of struggling with his health and homelessness, 60-year-old Brian Work is about to move into his own apartment. Work was once the owner of a successful signage company, but after retiring to follow his passion of bicycling full-time, a heart problem forced him to hit the brakes on his dreams. Unable to work  […]
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Christmas in January.

Posted on 3rd February 2015, by British Columbia
1300 people from the DTES were treated to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and deluxe desserts at The Salvation Army Harbour Light thanks to VCC! All the food was prepared by VCC’s culinary students made up the cooking team and volunteers included staff, students, and community members. MANY THANKS to VCC for sponsoring  […]
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Giving Thanks at Vancouver Harbour Light.

Posted on 18th October 2013, by British Columbia
This Sunday, October 20th will mark the Annual Thanksgiving meal that will be served to well over a thousand residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Lower Eastside community through The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light. The menu will include a full turkey meal including cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, a variety of fresh vegetables, buns,  […]
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Hope in the Inner City: Soup Kitchen Gala gives hope and more.

Posted on 11th October 2013, by British Columbia
This year, The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light celebrates not only the 60th year of service in the Downtown Eastside, but presented the 3rd Annual Hope in the Inner City: Soup Kitchen Gala. The goal of this year’s event is to raise funds for The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light Anchor of Hope.  The Anchor  […]
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