the Salvation Army Community Services in Saskatoon
in 1925, The Saskatoon Salvation Army Community Services is
now a men's shelter, women's shelter, food provider, and a safe
space to drop-in for adults in the downtown core of Saskatoon.
is a continuation of the services that the Salvation
Army started in Saskatoon in 1905. In 1926 the Salvation
Army opened what was then known as the "Relief Office"
at 335 Avenue C South. By 1932 it was known as the The Salvation
Army Men's Hostel and Industrial Store where by 1943, had room
for 40 men. In 1962 the Centre had moved next door to it's current
location at 339 Avenue C South. Over the next several decades
a chapel, half-way
house, rehab unit, and more property was added until the
Centre took the form it is today.
are a place where all people can find safety, community, belonging,
dignity, respect, recovery, reconciliation, friendship, and
are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year where we house
up to 55 men a day. Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. weekdays where we provide a range of services ranging from
life skills classes, free clothing, and budget management. Most
days we serve approximately 300 meals per day in addition to
the breakfast programs we have for high school students.
Salvation Army is
an international Christian organization that began its work
in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental
direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation
Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday
in 400 communities across Canada and 113 countries around the
world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children
and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life,
provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for
people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.
When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the
future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.