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The H2O (Help to Others) Water Fund is undergoing some exciting changes this year, as increased income thresholds will allow more people to receive help.   The program, which assists with the cost of residential and waste water, will also be increasing the amount of assistance each household can receive in a 24 month period. “Since  […]

Dean’s journey from addiction to aftercare

Posted on 6th April 2018, by Maritime
In October 2017, Dean shared the story of his addiction and how he took the first steps to clean living. Today, we catch up him again as he transitions from the Anchorage program and continues his journey of recovery.   As a former participant in the Anchorage Recovery Program, Dean is starting his aftercare journey  […]

Finding a place to call home

Posted on 26th February 2018, by Maritime
Understanding the needs of the individual and the supports available to them is the first step towards helping someone find a place to call their home. Housing Support Worker, Krista Wells spent three years with the Ottawa Booth Centre working as a Case Manager before moving to Nova Scotia. Working with many individuals with a  […]

Helping people find their way

Posted on 15th February 2018, by Maritime
Charlie is the first friendly face most people see as they enter the doors of the Centre of Hope in Halifax to seek help. Working with The Salvation Army for 14 years, Charlie has provided support to hundreds of individuals searching for food, shelter and simply for someone to lean on. Seeking The Salvation Army  […]
Fire Chief Darby Allen will serve as keynote speaker for the seventh annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast, presented by Nova Scotia Power. The Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast is an annual fundraiser, bringing together 400 business and community leaders in support of the programs and services of The Salvation Army. This event  […]

GNEF offers comfort and warmth for Nova Scotians in need

Posted on 15th January 2018, by Maritime
For twenty years, The Good Neighbour Energy Fund (GNEF) has been helping Nova Scotians with emergency home heating. Thanks to an on-going partnership with Nova Scotia Power and the Government of Nova Scotia, The Salvation Army has been able to provide assistance with electric and non-electric heat during these critical winter months. What began in  […]

A soft place to land

Posted on 12th January 2018, by Maritime
Sixteen pillows and pillow cases donated by Saint Peter’s Anglican Church in Halifax are just the right amount for the number of men who can participate in the Anchorage Recovery Program at any given time at the Centre of Hope. “We’re a small parish, but we look for opportunities to support those living in our  […]

Wooden toys crafted for Christmas

Posted on 21st December 2017, by Maritime
Santa’s woodworking elves have been busy crafting quality wooden toys just in time to be wrapped and placed under many Christmas trees this year for children to enjoy. Since the early 1980s, members of the Atlantic Woodworkers Association have been making cars, trucks, planes, musical instruments, pull toys, dragons, dinosaurs and much more, donating them  […]

Thanks to all who supported the Christmas Daddies Telethon

Posted on 19th December 2017, by Maritime
Once again, The Salvation Army is grateful for the support of the Christmas Daddies Telethon and for this ongoing holiday tradition that continues to inspire people to give. The proceeds of more than $455,000 will go a long way to support thousands of children and families providing food and toys at Christmas. Without a doubt,  […]

Michelle is paying it forward

Posted on 19th December 2017, by Maritime
A recent move to the Maritimes from British Columbia brought back a flood of memories treasured by Michelle of the support she has received from The Salvation Army over the years of her life. “The Salvation Army has helped me immensely; their support never discriminates and it is always unconditional,” says Michelle. At the young  […]