Hope Stories

Salvation Army Program Provides Peace of Mind to Winnipeg Mother

Posted on 24th May 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Lauren (left) sits with mother Arlene (right)
When Arlene gave birth to her daughter, Lauren, in May 1986, she knew something wasn’t quite right. After a series of tests, Lauren was diagnosed with having partial trisomy 13, a chromosome disorder that causes severe intellectual disability and many physical abnormalities. “We went to her pediatrician who said the best thing you can do  […]

Salvation Army Helps Single Mother Cope with Bipolar Disorder

Posted on 11th May 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Harriet at Salvation Army
“I want people to know that they’re not powerless when it comes to bipolar disorder,” says Harriet, 53. “I have a strong support system that includes The Salvation Army. But I wasn’t always healthy and happy.” Sixteen years ago Harriet came to The Salvation Army’s Parent Child Resource Centre in Kitchener, Ont. “I was a  […]

Free from Fear

Posted on 3rd May 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Michelle stands with Salvation Army worker, Ann, in front of Salvation Army church
When Michelle fled an abusive relationship, she was pregnant with her daughter and hid in a women’s safe house for six months with her toddler son. When she moved into an apartment, she couldn’t afford food and reached out to The Salvation Army for help. “I was beaten down and looking for a place to  […]

Salvation Army Helps Newcomer Family Bring Their Daughter Home

Posted on 30th April 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Catherine Sow, Cecilia Marie, Paul Sow
Catherine Sow and her husband Paul received news that they could immigrate to Canada in 2013. This was bitter-sweet because the Sows had started the process of adopting a little girl and could not bring her with them until the application was approved. The couple moved to Canada, settled in Montréal and Catherine went back  […]

How One Man Rebuilt his Life after Addiction

Posted on 12th April 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Cory stands alongside Paul, his counsellor by the Anchorage addictions program sign
Thirty-year-old Cory nearly died from a suicide attempt. After weeks in hospital, he googled “recovery centres.” That’s when he came across the website for The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope in Halifax. “Without The Salvation Army I’d either be in an institution or dead,” says Cory. “I am grateful to everyone who has assisted me.”  […]

New Home, New Hope

Posted on 5th April 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Robert wears hat with sunglasses. Has goatee
When Robert, 54, was first released from prison, he had nowhere to go and found himself living on the streets for two years. Now, thanks to support from The Salvation Army’s Booth Centre in Ottawa, he is living in his own apartment, making changes in his life and focusing on his future. “I was sick  […]