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The Salvation Army Removes a Barrier to Shelter and Moves Forward with Pet Friendly Shelter

Every day at The Salvation Army we offer hope, compassion and practical support to those individuals who come to us for assistance in the midst of life’s most challenging circumstances.

In an effort to serve our people most effectively, we strive to identify gaps in services and the barriers that stand in the way of them gaining access to the vital resources they need.

One such barrier we identified at The Centre of Hope was that an individual without a home could not stay in our Shelter if they had a pet that they couldn’t part with. For some, their animal or pet is the only connection they have with another living being and you shouldn’t have to give them up so you can sleep indoors. While the concept of animals in our building presented many challenges, we are moving forward with a ‘Pet Friendly’ model of Shelter with the gracious support of our local SPCA office, Dr. Kelly O’Blenis, Hero Doghouses, Buckerfield’s and other businesses. If you have any further questions in regard to this program, or you would like to partner with us or make a donation to this effort, please call The Centre of Hope at 604-852-9305.

How We Fight Today!

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.

For more information please contact The Centre of Hope at 604-852-9305.

The Salvation Army Camp Sunrise; where lifelong friendships are discovered.

Each Summer we offer the opportunity for dozens of community children to attend a fun filled week of adventure at Summer Camp! The Salvation Army Camp Sunrise is an amazing place filled with a fantastic, compassionate staff who provide delicious, nutritious meals, wonderful adventures and opportunities such as team building exercises, leadership training, confidence building, and the chance to discover life-long friendships. For many kids, a week at camp is a life changing experience that will equip them with valuable life skills.

On behalf of the families we serve, The Salvation Army wishes to thank this year’s sponsors for making this wonderful opportunity available to 50 great kids in our community!

Thank you FraserWay RV. Thank you Abbotsford Community Foundation. Thank you Kiwanis Club of Clearbrook.