Headlines from Salvation Army in Canada
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- Changing the Stories of Homelessness -
The numbers are eye-opening. On any given night in Canada, more than 4,000 women and 2,400 children are living in emergency shelters.
“Homelessness is devastating and confusing when you have no choice but to leave an unsafe situation,” says 59-year-old Marguerite. “After a family altercation I ended up couch surfing with friends. Then I moved from shelter to shelter. Today, thanks to The Salvation Army, I’m living in my own apartment.”
In May 2016 Marguerite moved into Cedar Place, a Salvation Army [...]
- When Alcohol Takes Over -
After 30 years of drinking on a daily basis, Joseph was offered help with recovery through The Salvation Army. But could he commit to improving his situation? It was a decision only he could make.
“You need to make a choice,” The Salvation Army worker said to Joseph. “You can drink the rest of your life, and more than likely die, or you can do something about it.”
Joseph abused alcohol for the majority of his adult life. He worked in the [...]
- Single Parent Finds Hope in the Midst of Darkness -
For Leena, single parenting and poverty go hand in hand. “I’m struggling,” says the 38-year-old. “But without The Salvation Army I’d feel worse. Hope wouldn’t be there.”
In 2014, Leena’s husband of 16 years abruptly left the marriage. “I received a phone call at work to say my husband was home collecting his belongings and moving out. I was in complete shock,” says Leena. “He left me with the mortgage payment, bills―everything.”
Leena had to find resources as fast as she could. [...]