One woman’s story of breaking free from abuse.
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When her four-year-old son blurted out he had been touched inappropriately, Debbie Carriere’s stomach crawled up to her throat. A victim of sexual abuse herself, she couldn’t bear the shame of not protecting his innocence. She crashed.
Once a week, a group of residents at The Salvation Army Booth Centre, a housing centre for men in Montreal, gather together for an art therapy workshop.
Her father was a pedophile. Her mother was an alcoholic. And, from ages three to 12, Laverna Wabash was terrorized physically and sexually by men on her First Nations reserve.
They had authority—authority they misused—authority that changed who she was. Nikki Duna was abandoned, betrayed, unloved and abused.
When 18-year-old Gwen Boyne was stabbed in the back of her head by her boyfriend, she thought she would die. Brad wanted to control, demean, harm and punish her. He had succeeded to do so countless times before.
Billy didn’t stand a chance. His father, both a drug addict and alcoholic, physically abused him, his siblings and his mother. At a young age he was forced to protect his mother from his father’s outbursts. He was the adult … Read more
When Shona, 17, met Rick, she felt her dreams of finding love came true. Rick was handsome, caring and she could tell him everything.
The Salvation Army has a rich history of meeting basic human needs when personal disaster strikes. As the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada, last year The Salvation Army assisted 863,000 persons with food, clothing or practical … Read more
On June 22 federal Justice Minister Vic Toews introduced a bill to raise the age of consent in Canada from 14 to 16, which has been the law since 1890! The Salvation Army supports this legislation, and the organizaiton’s spokesperson … Read more