Growing Strong

Monday, April 28, 2014

Post contributed by Samantha Hyde, Communications Manager of The Salvation Army Indiana Division. Read their latest news at http://salvationarmyindiana.org/category/news/. After Sunday services at the Center City Corps in downtown…

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Salvation Army Today, September 26

Thursday, September 26, 2013

This week’s Salvation Army Today video – brought to you by The Salvation Army Southern Territory – focuses on the fatal attack in Nairobi, General Cox’s new initiative to give younger members…

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A Shelter From Violence

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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In support of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are thrilled to feature this article by guest contributor, Dulcinea Cuellar, Divisional Public Relations Director for The Salvation Army Florida…

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Sunday: Abused Women & Children’s Awareness Day

Friday, June 8, 2012
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On Sunday, June 10, The Salvation Army is taking part in recognizing Abused Women and Children’s Awareness Day, an opportunity to reflect on how we can stop the violence that is destroying the lives and well-being of children and promote ways to aid victims.

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Indiana Advisory Board Member Donates Playground

Thursday, June 7, 2012
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Beyond the confines of a brick wall outside The Salvation Army’s Ruth Lilly Shelter for Women and Children, youngsters screamed and giggled.

They chased one another through the mulch covered playground, only stopping to climb or bounce on the obstacles that happened to land in their path.

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The Turning Point of the Race!

Monday, April 30, 2012
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This past weekend I had the pleasure of running in The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command’s inaugural Kettle Classic 5K race in Washington, DC. All proceeds from the registration fees to the company sponsors of the race benefited The Salvation Army’s Turning Point Center in DC, a residential facility for homeless women and children in need.

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Shelter Celebrates 30 Years of Saving & Empowering Domestic Abuse Victims

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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Elizabeth fled from an abusive boyfriend twice. Both times she was welcomed into the warm embrace of The Salvation Army.

Melynda knew she was in trouble when she was hit so hard she temporarily lost eye sight. She still wears an eye patch and is unsure if she will ever see clearly in her left eye.

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This is Rayna’s Story

Friday, January 20, 2012

Check out this touching video about Rayna’s experience with The Salvation Army in Canton, Massachusetts.

Because of the women’s services offered there, Rayna has recovered from a drug addiction and continues to receive financial aid, spiritual counseling, love and guidance. Now, she and her daughter, Raven are safe from danger and moving on with their lives in good health and peace of mind. Enjoy!

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Anne’s House Provides Escape, Hope for the Young and Exploited

Thursday, November 4, 2010

This week The Salvation Army Chicago Metropolitan Division will open Anne’s House, one of the few residential homes in the country to offer support for sexually exploited young women.

It will provide a welcome escape for females between the ages of 12 and 21 from the abusive and enslaving world of prostitution.

Girls and women that young caught in prostitution? It’s something we tend to imagine only happens in less developed foreign countries – certainly not our own. But the Chicago Tribune estimates “as many as 16,000 young people are involved in the sex trade in Chicago.” And that’s just Chicago.

But at Anne’s House they will find opportunities to help turn their lives around. Here The Salvation Army will offer them a safe place, attention of a caring staff of caseworkers and counselors, and educational classes and training.

We’re excited for this new facility’s opening and the invaluable support it will provide to women in much need of help!

For more information about how The Salvation Army is battling sexual exploitation and human trafficking, visit our national website here.

Learn more about how The Salvation Army of Chicago is serving their local community by visiting their website at www.salarmychicago.org.

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Indiana Salvation Army Receives Grant Support for Domestic Abuse Victims

Thursday, September 30, 2010

During July 2008-July 2009, 1,574 victims of domestic abuse were denied emergency shelter in Indiana due to lack of space, according to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. During that same time period 53 deaths in the state were caused by domestic abuse.

Donna*, an abuse victim and mother of three, feared for her life but found it hard to escape from her husband’s escalating violence because she didn’t know where to go.

The Salvation Army of Indiana is doing everything they can to make sure victims find safe shelter, and they’ve just received a $30,000 grant from The Indianapolis Foundation that will help in their efforts.

The funds will support their Emergency Bed Space program run by The Salvation Army’s Women’s and Children’s Shelter, which coordinates space availability at area shelters and makes sure every spot is filled. The grant will help cover everything from meals, linens, and mattresses to housing costs and more.

Through the Emergency Bed Space program, Donna* was able to find room at a shelter for her and her children where they stayed for several months before saving up enough money for a place of their own (read her testimony here).

Since 2003, hundreds of families and individuals with stories like Donna’s* have found shelter and new beginnings through The Salvation Army Indiana’s Emergency Bed Space program, and The Indianapolis Foundation’s generous grant will help ensure hundreds more continue to do so.

Read the full story about the grant award and The Emergency Bed Space program at The Salvation Army Indiana’s website http://salvationarmyindiana.org/.

*Name changed to protect confidentiality

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