Since 1882, The Salvation Army has been working to better the lives of Canadians. As the largest non-governmental provider of social services, The Salvation Army currently operates in 400 communities across the country and in more than 120 countries around the world.
Here at home, The Salvation Army provides the support that our society’s most vulnerable people require, and that’s why I’m a supporter of all their services – particularly the youth services offered by the organization.
I believe that when kids know there is a place to go for to seek help, they’re more likely to actually get the help they need. The Salvation Army, through its many services, provides that place for children across Canada and around the world through various services that you may not be familiar with.
Though you may not realize it, according to The Salvation Army’s website, Canada’s street youth population is growing. In response, The Salvation Army’s Street Youth Service is meeting with these groups on their own turf to reach out to them. The organization provides vans in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto that deliver food to these youths, with workers attempting to build relationships with the youth to try to help.
This is a great endeavour, but before children ever become at-risk youth, The Salvation is also there. Across Canada The Salvation Army offers youth camps to children of marginalized communities. At these camps, youth benefit from not only a great life experience, but also learn about the values of friendships and caring.
These are just some of the many services offered to youth and adults alike across Canada by this wonderful organization. I’m a proud supporter and I hope you are too. To find out more about The Salvation Army, its services, and how you can help, visit the website.