New Community Life Centre opens in West Kelowna, BC

Salvation Army Expands Operations in West Kelowna

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Until a few weeks ago, residents of West Kelowna, B.C., had to travel half a day by bus to get help from The Salvation Army in Kelowna. This created a significant barrier and an added stress for many looking to access Salvation Army services.

On August 18, The Salvation Army opened its new Community Life Centre on Kelowna’s West side that will help meet their local community needs and make it easier for people to receive support.

“The new Community Life Centre […]

Kevin sits outside Salvation Army shelter

One Actor’s Journey out of Homelessness

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Less than a year ago, Kevin, an immigrant from Iran, lived on the streets of Vancouver. A former actor in his country, this wasn’t the life he had imagined. He had no home, no money and no family. Today, with help from The Salvation Army, he has a roof over his head and hope for a better future.

“I had many different problems,” says Kevin, 30. “Life was hard. But The Salvation Army changed that.”

In 2006, Kevin was a successful actor […]

New Backpacks for Low-Income Kids

New Backpacks for Low-Income Kids

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There will be a lot of happy children on the first day of school thanks to The Salvation Army in Huron County’s backpack program.

The Salvation Army in Huron County, Ontario, which includes Goderich, Clinton and Wingham, is well underway in its backpack program that will benefit more than 300 low-income children and families as they prepare for the start of the school year.

“This is my second year using the program,” says Deanna, grandmother of six-year-old Brendon. “I’m on a fixed […]

Support worker, Charlie, helps people at Centre of Hope

On the Other Side of Homelessness

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Charlie Pittman was on his way to end his life when he took a detour into the doors of The Salvation Army men’s shelter in Halifax. It wasn’t easy to walk through the doors and say he needed help, but he’s grateful he did.

“I had been sleeping outside on a park bench for four days and was having suicidal thoughts,” says Charlie. “I had lost everything I owned, not due to an addiction but because of severe health issues. People […]