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  […]

Trades Program Helps Vulnerable Youth Succeed

Posted on 15th March 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Man holds pot of food
Zach Blyth, 19, knows what it means to struggle in school. Feeling like he didn’t belong was always tied to a powerful internal dialogue that said he’d never succeed in life. But The Salvation Army’s Hospitality Program in Wiarton, Ont., changed that by turning his doubts into self-confidence and, today, he has dreams, goals and  […]