The Salvation Army Centre of Hope

Giving Hope & Changing Lives in Abbotsford, BC


The Salvation Army Centre of Hope

Giving Hope & Changing Lives in Abbotsford, BC


The Salvation Army Centre of Hope

Giving Hope & Changing Lives in Abbotsford, BC


The Salvation Army Centre of Hope

Giving Hope & Changing Lives in Abbotsford, BC


The Salvation Army Centre of Hope

Giving Hope & Changing Lives in Abbotsford, BC

At our location on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford, British Columbia, we are hard at work endeavouring to help the poor, the homeless, the addicted, the hungry, the lonely, and the forgotten – people who are experiencing challenges with the basic necessities of daily living in our city.

We make it our concern to feed them, care for them, and help them find the path to wholeness. As you explore our various ministries through these pages, you will discover what we do and why we are so passionate about our work. You may even find ways you want to get involved and make a difference in our community.

Our Purpose

Now at work in 128 countries, The Salvation Army’s operations in Canada began in 1882 and have grown to become one of the largest direct providers of social services in the country. In Bermuda, the Army has been at work since 1896.

In the Abbotsford-Mission area of British Columbia, the Cascade corps was established in 1984.

The ministry has two locations – the Cascade Community Church on Delair Road and the Centre of Hope on Gladys Avenue.

The Centre of Hope includes Redemption Café, Meal Centre, Pet friendly shelter, emergency shelter and extreme weather shelter, Supportive Independent Living – SIL, Family services, daily produce and bread, Medical clinic, Outreach teams, housing support, case workers for advocacies and referrals and Super Sunday services.

The Emergency Disaster Services has a community response unit based at The Centre of Hope.  They respond to requests from fire, police, search and rescue and other agencies during local or provincial emergencies.

In 2008 The Salvation Army won the Abbotsford Business Excellence Award in the category of Social Responsibility.

Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

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Core Values

There are three core values of our faith – SalvationHoliness and Intimacy with God.

Rooted in these three values are the seven core operational values which guide all aspects of The Salvation Army in Canada & Bermuda.


We reach out to others and care for them.


We promote the dignity of all persons.


We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.


We are honest, trustworthy and accountable.


We are committed to the pursuit of innovation and effectiveness.


We encourage and foster teamwork and partnerships.


We give thanks by marketing milestones and successes.


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Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Salvation Army Ministry. Find out how you participate in a wide variety of volunteer positions with our team.

Volunteer Info

Thrift Store

In addition to monetary donations, you can support the Salvation Army and the Centre of Hope by shopping in our Family Thrift Store.

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In your community…


Shelter Beds per Year


Meals Served per Day


School Snacks Per Month


Adults in Day Program

Meal Centre

The Meal Centre provides 300 nutritious meals per day seven days a week to anyone that is hungry.

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SIL Program

The Salvation Army’s SIL program, at the Centre of Hope in Abbotsford, has been designed to provide safe, affordable, secure housing for men.

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Emergency Shelter

The Shelter, within The Centre of Hope, has rooms for both men and women with up to twenty six beds are available each night.

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Latest News

August 2, 2018 in News

A Good News Story of Compassion and Caring

This is how God provides every day at The Salvation Army's - Centre of Hope. A single mom came in to follow up with us about camp last week -…
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April 17, 2018 in News

Salvation Army Thanks Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

The Salvation Army thanks all of its wonderful, generous volunteers for the efforts they give to people in our community every single day of the year! We've expressed our gratitude…
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