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At-Risk Youth Reach for the Stars, Not for Drugs

Posted on 16th October 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
At-Risk Youth Reach for the Stars, Not for Drugs
Before Deena (not her real name) entered a Salvation Army community-based drug treatment program she used daily, struggled with anxiety and depression, and did not have a good relationship with her mother. Today, Deena is drug free, coaching sports, working and is in university. “The program fills a gap in the community to provide local  […]

Anger Management Program Helps School Children Handle Their Emotions

Posted on 10th October 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Anger Management Program Helps School Children Handle Their Emotions
It is common for children to have difficulty controlling their emotions. Nicole, 11, got in lots of fights at school. Lindsay, 13, pushed people. Today, with help from The Salvation Army’s Red Cap anger management program in Dartmouth, N.S., they have developed appropriate responses to anger-provoking situations and have confidence in their ability to control  […]

Salvation Army Canadian Personnel Lend a Helping Hand Following Hurricane Irma

Posted on 28th September 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Canadian Personnel Lend a Helping Hand Following Hurricane Irma
Seven days after Hurricane Irma made a powerful and catastrophic landfall in South Florida, John and Candace Freeman returned to their forever home. “It’s a struggle now, but thanks to organizations such as The Salvation Army, we are going to make it,” says John. On September 13, The Salvation Army in Canada deployed 10 members  […]

Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre Officially Opens

Posted on 25th September 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre Officially Opens
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ – The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre celebrates its official opening and rededication on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. after three years of infrastructure renewal. The 60-year-old facility, which is located at 650 Church Street, underwent a multi-million dollar retrofit and renovation over the past three years.  […]
The Salvation Army Responds to Mexico City Earthquake as Relief Continues around Oaxaca and Veracruz
A 7.1-MAGNITUDE earthquake has caused the collapse of buildings and other infrastructure in and around Mexico City. The epicentre was on the border between the states of Puebla and Morelos, around 120 kilometres from the Mexican capital. The Salvation Army’s Territorial Commander Colonel Ricardo Bouzigues reports that there has been ‘tremendous damage’. More than 200  […]
Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Personnel from Canada Deployed to Florida Following Hurricane Irma Destruction
More than half a million meals have been served by The Salvation Army to people who have been displaced or have had their homes damaged by Hurricane Irma in south-eastern states of the USA. This is in addition to The Salvation Army’s ongoing emergency response in many of the Caribbean islands and in reaction to  […]

Adult Literacy Course Boosts Self-Esteem and Social Equality

Posted on 7th September 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Adult Literacy Course Boosts Self-Esteem and Social Equality
Imagine, at age 59, being unable to spell boat, step or help. “It feels disgusting when you can’t read or write,” says Bob. “But now I’m doing something about it.” Bob is a participant in The Salvation Army’s STages Education Program (STEP) in Winnipeg. The community-based adult literacy program is open to anyone with a  […]
Salvation Army Responds as Worst Flooding in South Asia for 30 Years Leaves Millions Homeless
After weeks of relentless monsoon downpours, vast parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal are under water and more than 40 million people have been affected by the floods. Many of them have lost their homes and livelihoods and, with essential service facilities being overwhelmed, people’s lives are in immediate danger. Salvation Army emergency relief teams  […]

More than 200,000 Meals Served as Salvation Army Responds to Storm Harvey

Posted on 5th September 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
More than 200,000 Meals Served as Salvation Army Responds to Storm Harvey
NINETY-TWO mobile canteens and an emergency field kitchen are currently meeting human needs in southeast Texas. Flooding caused by Storm Harvey is still affecting many neighbourhoods and has displaced an estimated 43,000 people from their homes. The Salvation Army’s relief efforts continue. “The Salvation Army is not just there for the immediate crisis. We are  […]