2017

Embracing English as a Second Language

Posted on 1st November 2017, by Maritime
Embracing English as a Second Language
Rich international culture and language are represented by many countries during The Salvation Army’s English as a Second Language (ESL) classes offered at the Fairview Citadel Community Church. Because of high demand, two ESL classes are now offered each week – an intermediate class on Monday mornings and a beginner class on Thursday mornings. Inspired  […]

Fresh air and fresh starts

Posted on 24th October 2017, by Maritime
Fresh air and fresh starts
On an unseasonably warm October day, five men and two program supervisors from The Salvation Army Anchorage Addictions Program arrived in Thorburn, Nova Scotia, to help close Scotian Glen Camp for the season. Upon arrival the group was met with clear skies, fresh ocean air, and vibrant autumn leaves. It was a perfect setting for the group to connect under  […]

Building safe spaces with familiar faces

Posted on 12th October 2017, by Maritime
Building safe spaces with familiar faces
She is not famous nor is she a public figure, but Krista Riendeau is a very familiar face at the Spryfield Family Resource Centre in Halifax. Originally from Michigan, Krista came to Canada in 2006 to complete her degree in Christian Counselling at Kingswood University in Sussex, New Brunswick.  After completing her internship at The  […]

A journey into community immersion

Posted on 6th October 2017, by Maritime
After moving to Nova Scotia six years ago, Blessing felt a bit lonely and home sick for her family in Nigeria, but The Salvation Army in Dartmouth quickly filled this gap for her by making her feel welcome and helping her meet new friends. “When I first went to The Salvation Army, I used the food bank,  […]

Filling bellies to fulfill potential

Posted on 29th September 2017, by Maritime
Filling bellies to fulfill potential
With the abundance of technology at the tips of teenager’s fingers, it might be surprising to learn that hunger is one of the greatest distractions faced by youth in Cape Breton schools. Cape Breton has the highest rate of child poverty. As a result, teenagers are arriving to their classrooms hungry or undernourished, and unable  […]

Working together to be better

Posted on 27th September 2017, by Maritime
Working together to be better
Jeff Daugherty and Cory Browner are proof that people can successfully address substance use, lead prosperous lives and contribute to their communities. The two men recently journeyed through the Anchorage Recovery Program’s new Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) model of treatment and are transitioning back into the community. During a transition ceremony at the Halifax Centre  […]

Vets experiencing homelessness find shelter at Centre of Hope

Posted on 20th September 2017, by Maritime
Vets experiencing homelessness find shelter at Centre of Hope
In an effort to address the issue of homelessness among veterans, The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in Halifax has partnered with Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) to provide a transitional housing solution. The Centre of Hope has dedicated two short-term accessible housing units for veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces or RCMP  […]

Filling backpacks for future success

Posted on 7th September 2017, by Maritime
Filling backpacks for future success
As August came to a close, The Salvation Army Halifax Centre of Hope was bustling with activity in preparation for back-to-school. This year, over 250 children in need received a backpack filled with school supplies. Every year, students come to class missing many of the essential tools they need to succeed, like binders, pencils, and  […]

10 years of Open Arms

Posted on 27th July 2017, by Maritime
10 years of Open Arms
For ten years, The Salvation Army’s Open Arms Centre has been providing community and family services to the neighbourhood of Uniacke Square. Since the establishment of the neighbourhood in the 1960s, Uniacke Square has been faced with a number of systemic barriers and a lack of available social services. Despite these challenges, the resiliency of the community  […]