2018

Red Cap gives children skills for dealing with anger

Posted on 5th July 2018, by Maritime
children sitting in a group during a red cap graduation ceremony
Anger is a normal part of life, but many children and adults do not have positive opportunities to practice dealing with anger. At an elementary school in Dartmouth, N.S. this issue is being addressed using Red Cap, an anger management program geared towards children aged 8-12. Nicole, 11, got in fights at school. Lindsay, 13,  […]

Summer is here and food banks are feeling the heat

Posted on 21st June 2018, by Maritime
A man working in a food bank places pasta on a shelf
As summer hits, local food banks are faced with critical shortages. Summer is officially here and many of us are thinking of hitting the beach. However, many Maritimers in need are wondering where the next meal is coming from as food banks face critical shortages. Captain Jamie Locke says, “With the warmer weather, we begin  […]
Categories: 2018

Floodwaters displace New Brunswick residents

Posted on 7th May 2018, by Maritime
Mother and her children receive meals from The Salvation Army truck
Historically high levels of floodwaters along the St. John River have displaced many people from their homes. The Salvation Army’s St. Mary Street location is acting as a reception area during the flooding, where residents can go for food, showers, and to take care of other essential needs. “Displaced people are arriving in shock,” says  […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Paula

Posted on 24th April 2018, by Maritime
Two women and a man stand together for a photo. The women in the middle is wearing a flowered dress and is holding a paint brush. The woman on the left and the man on the right of her are both wearing black shirts and pants.
We couldn’t do the work we do without our volunteers!   The Salvation Army depends on the helping hands of our many dedicated volunteers. In our Volunteer Spotlight, we recognize the compassion, kindness, and hardworking nature of Paula from Springhill, NS. Paula has spent a lifetime in service to others. After retiring from federal corrections  […]
The H2O (Help to Others) Water Fund is undergoing some exciting changes this year, as increased income thresholds will allow more people to receive help.   The program, which assists with the cost of residential and waste water, will also be increasing the amount of assistance each household can receive in a 24 month period. “Since  […]

Dean’s journey from addiction to aftercare

Posted on 6th April 2018, by Maritime
In October 2017, Dean shared the story of his addiction and how he took the first steps to clean living. Today, we catch up him again as he transitions from the Anchorage program and continues his journey of recovery.   As a former participant in the Anchorage Recovery Program, Dean is starting his aftercare journey  […]

Finding a place to call home

Posted on 26th February 2018, by Maritime
Understanding the needs of the individual and the supports available to them is the first step towards helping someone find a place to call their home. Housing Support Worker, Krista Wells spent three years with the Ottawa Booth Centre working as a Case Manager before moving to Nova Scotia. Working with many individuals with a  […]

Helping people find their way

Posted on 15th February 2018, by Maritime
Charlie is the first friendly face most people see as they enter the doors of the Centre of Hope in Halifax to seek help. Working with The Salvation Army for 14 years, Charlie has provided support to hundreds of individuals searching for food, shelter and simply for someone to lean on. Seeking The Salvation Army  […]