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  […]

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  […]

Supporting Low-Income Youth after Summer Camp

Posted on 31st July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Supporting Low-Income Youth after Summer Camp
A week at summer camp for youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds can help them leave the challenges of poverty behind, escape the routines of daily life, improve socialization and interpersonal skills, and grow in confidence. But what happens after they have just experienced the best week of their summer? “We must change our thinking about  […]

Homeless and Hungry

Posted on 10th July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Homeless and Hungry
Jim was 70, penniless and living in a storage locker when he turned to The Salvation Army in Belleville, Ont., for help. “I was in a pit,” says Jim. “And there was only myself to blame.” Jim was raised in a middle-class family and was a good kid until his teens. Then he started drinking.  […]

Adult Day Program Helps Senior with Dementia

Posted on 12th June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Eleanor sits on chair learning Ukulele at adult day program
Eleanor has early onset dementia and one of the best therapies for her has been The Salvation Army’s adult day program in Hamilton, Ont. “I’ve seen quite a change in Eleanor since she began the program 18 months ago,” says husband, Jim. “She is more outgoing and engaging to talk with. She attends the program  […]

Long-time Volunteer Shares How Giving Back Changed Her Life

Posted on 28th April 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Philomena distributes food in yellow plastic bags at food bank
Philomena Allicock is one of 136,000 volunteers across Canada who dedicate their time to the work of The Salvation Army. Volunteering has changed her life and impacted the lives of vulnerable people. “I started volunteering at The Salvation Army in Oshawa 14 years ago,” says Philomena. “I had to quit my full-time job as a  […]

Making Life Better for Those With Alzheimer’s

Posted on 7th March 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Agnes and friends do puzzles at London's adult day care centre
An intelligent bookkeeper. A talented bowler. A bingo enthusiast. That’s the way Dave Yule remembers how his mother used to be. Now at age 82, Agnes Yule suffers from Alzheimer’s. Agnes attends the Adult Day Program at The Salvation Army's London Village five days a week. Brothers Dave and Brian Yule share the duties of dropping  […]