The Dignity Project

Finding Strength in a Salvation Army Support Network

Winnipeg's Salvation Army Booth Centre helps individuals with mental-health issues find success in community living

At age 12, Nick was devastated by the death of his father. Then, five years later, his mother died of pneumonia.  As Nick’s grieving transitioned into full-fledged depression, he thought about taking his own life every day. After his mom died, he lived with family. They were heavy drinkers whose name calling and belittling crushed his self-worth and stability. With no hope of returning to a normal life, Nick numbed the pain with alcohol and drugs. “I drank 40 oz. beer daily and smoked a lot of marijuana,” says Nick. … Read more

In the News: The Dignity Project

Hungry Children Need You

No child should go to school hungry, but in Canada one in three go without a daily breakfast. Why? They are helpless victims of poverty. The Salvation Army recognizes that … Read more

At the End of My Rope

The September morning I pulled into The Salvation Army’s Parent-Child Resource Centre (PCRC) parking lot in Kitchener, Ont., was one of the worst in my life. I had put my … Read more