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As she sat quietly waiting for her bag of food items at The Salvation Army in Toronto’s community of Agincourt, Nicole had more than feeding her four hungry children on her mind. With a near empty bank account, she couldn’t provide winter wear for her family or afford to keep her dog. And Christmas, which was just around the corner, would be especially difficult.
“When I came to The Salvation Army I was depressed, mentally overwhelmed and just plain exhausted,” says [...]
Statistics reveal that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness and research states that by 2020, depression will be the leading cause of disability on the planet. Mental health issues are real. Just ask anyone who suffers with them about the debilitating effects it has on work and personal life.
People with mental illness face poverty, unemployment, homelessness and social isolation. What can be done to help end a disease that costs people so dearly?
“We have to change our ideas [...]
Across Canada, extreme cold weather alerts are bringing about increased services for The Salvation Army.
“It was like she was waiting for us to come,” says one Salvation Army street outreach worker, who discovered a young, pregnant lady, in sub-zero temperatures, resting her head on a garbage bag containing all her belongings.”
During extreme cold weather alerts, the primary focus of Salvation Army mobile outreach services is to provide transportation to appropriate shelter.
“The harsh winter weather causes many staying outside to want [...]