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Posts Tagged: Women

Women's Day-Harbour Light - Buffy Donovan

Woman’s Inspiration


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.”              

Buffy has worked for over three years serving clients that are overcoming physical and emotional barriers through rehabilitation. Buffy’s experience of […]

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1. Major Cathy Burrows (Executive Director, Kate Booth House), Kelly Barber & Nina Henriksen (Co-Chairs, Shaughnessy Women's Golf Tournament)

Let’s end violence against women


Today we honour the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, as the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has often stated "Women's safety & equality are in everyone's best interest." The Salvation Army is able to provide safety to women in BC through the support of generous staff and donors like you. For 29 years, the Women's Charity Committee has chosen to support women’s rights by selecting The Salvation Army Kate Booth House as the sole beneficiary of their annual charity golf tournament. When […]

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William Booth Luncheon a Success


The 2015 William Booth Society Luncheon was held at The Vancouver Club on October 15. The event  focused on honouring our generous donors for their contribution to The Salvation Army in British Columbia; as well as hosting guests like Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

Our guest speaker was past Kate Booth House client – Kamal Dhillon. Dhillon is a survivor of horrific domestic violence and her story, though difficult to hear, is inspirational. After finding […]

The Salvation Army to Close Vancouver Homestead.


The Salvation Army British Columbia Division announced it will close its Vancouver Homestead program as of March 31st, 2015 due to a refocusing of it’s programming and resource provision in the Province.

After extensive review and evaluation over the last two years, The Salvation Army has determined new opportunities, projects and developments for the future that will continue to support marginalized women in their journey of recovery and independent living.

The Salvation Army Vancouver Homestead opened its doors in 1988 operating as […]

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Shaughnessy Golf Tournament warms hearts.


For 28 years, the Women’s Charity Committee has chosen The Salvation Army Kate Booth House as the sole beneficiary of their annual charity golf tournament, held at the exclusive Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club.

This year’s event featured a teddy bear theme wherein each golfer was encouraged to bring a teddy bear, and/or purchase a “Warm Buddy” bear, with proceeds of sales going to support the programs and supportive services found at Kate Booth House. This theme especially resonates with The […]

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Esther’s Place.


When women and children flee abusive homes, The Salvation Army’s Kate Booth House in Vancouver offers immediate shelter and support.

But that’s only a temporary solution and after 30 days they have to move on. One of the next stops for some is the Army’s Esther’s Place, a 4-apartment safe house where families can stay up to two years.

Esther’s Place — which receives no government funding — is where women who became homeless, single parents overnight can get the support to […]

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A Bout To Change Fundraiser.


This Thursday, January 30th, Leah Goldstein will MC the inaugural A Bout To Change event.  The event will feature Olympic Style female boxers from across Canada who believe that all women and children deserve a safe place to live.
A Bout To Change will support the important work of YWCA Metro Vancouver, The Salvation Army and the Bloom Group, three organizations that are committed to providing safe housing for women and children offering an array of accessible housing options. Please join […]