Langley Salvation Army Gateway Of Hope Power


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Presentation by Ms. Carol Parcher, Director of Emergency Shelter & Housing Services Salvation Army on Langley’s Gateway of Hope – A Gateway to Sustainability. An Emergency Shelter, Daily Meal Centre, Interim Supportive Housing, and Skills Training Centre.

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  • William Booth was a Methodist minister, who took his Wesleyan sensibilities and Christ’s command to ‘feed my sheep’ to their logical conclusion. Starting as The Christian Mission in the East End of London, England, in 1865, it was re-named The Salvation Army in 1878, to reflect the increasingly military structure the movement had adopted. It was this that came to Canada just four years later, and the Army’s growth as a church and social service agency since then has paralleled Canada’s development as a nation. From the beginning, the Army in Canada adopted founder William Booth’s philosophy that there is little point preaching ‘salvation’ to hungry people. And so the concept of ‘soup and salvation’ took hold, later to be developed into the comprehensive social service programs The Salvation Army operates today, many of them in partnership with government. Langley work began in 1961 with the House of Concord which was an alternative to jail for male youth.
  • Ask: “Who is largest provider of Social Services?” Largest provider is Government. During certain times in history, communities would petition the Salvation Army to start work in their town. Officers are the pastors. I am an employee. Corps are the Churches. Institutions include hospitals (Grace Hospital), addiction treatment facility (Miracle Valley), homes for seniors (Buchanan Lodge), hospice, Camps (Camp Sunrise), Women’s Shelters, Youth Offender Homes, etc…
  • One of the mottos of the Salvation Army has been, “Heart to God, Hand to Man”. I think it sums up well the point I’m trying to make. It isn’t about one or the other, faith or deeds. It’s really about both. Our deeds coming out of our faith, our faith expressing itself in deeds; righteousness not religion, Pure hearts that care, heart transformation not empty religious expression. A heart to God, and a hand to man. This core value, taken from the scriptures, is expressed in four ways: food, clothing, shelter, and compassion. For the next few minutes I’d like to show you how these four expressions of Christian faith are done here in the Langley Salvation Army.
  • Langley Salvation Army Gateway Of Hope Power

    1. 1. The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope
    2. 2. A Brief History <ul><li>1865: The Salvation Army began in England under William Booth </li></ul><ul><li>1882: The Salvation Army began its work in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>1886: BC Divisional HQ opened </li></ul><ul><li>1961: Ministry in Langley began </li></ul>William Booth
    3. 3. Canadian Facts <ul><li>The Salvation Army is the largest direct provider of Social Services in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Active in 400 Communities across Canada </li></ul><ul><li>1,000 Active Officers, 10,000 Employees, Volunteers 102,108 </li></ul><ul><li>320 Corps, 120 Institutions </li></ul>
    4. 4. Corps ( Church Pastor) <ul><li>Envoy </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Johnston </li></ul><ul><li>THE GATEWAY </li></ul><ul><li>OF HOPE </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director </li></ul>
    5. 5. THE SALVATION ARMY’S MANDATE Heart to God, Hand to Man <ul><li>Church </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GATEWAY OF HOPE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shelter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clothing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope A Sustainable Social Development Facility
    9. 10. <ul><li>Geo-Thermal Heating and Cooling </li></ul><ul><li>Windows and light tubes provide natural </li></ul><ul><li>light and reduces electrical consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Insulation newest tech. </li></ul><ul><li>Just about carbon neutral </li></ul><ul><li>Gold Leed environmental statues </li></ul>
    10. 11. SOCIAL SOCIAL
    11. 12. Gateway of Hope Emergency Shelter <ul><li>30 Emergency Beds 22 for men 8 for women </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>PET KENNEL, CART & BICYCLE STORGAGE </li></ul><ul><li>To effectively serve our guests it is imperative that we have a facility that allows them to bring pets and worldly possessions with them to the shelter for safe-keeping while they are with us. </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>DAILY MEAL CENTRE </li></ul><ul><li>Our meal centre will serve meals seven days per week to at risk populations. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 75,000 meals per year will be provided through this program. </li></ul>
    14. 16. <ul><li>INTERIM </li></ul><ul><li>SUPPORTIVE </li></ul><ul><li>HOUSING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These safe beds for interim housing are based on a Personal Development Plan model of social reintegration. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13 beds for women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 beds for men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based around a shared apartment style with private bedrooms. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 17. <ul><li>COUNSELLING SERVICES </li></ul><ul><li>In partnership with ACTS Seminary Trinity Western University. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be offering masters level counselling for Gateway of Hope guests as well as those living in the community of the Langley’s. </li></ul>
    16. 18. <ul><li>RELEVENT LITERACY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This program is essential for all guests of the Gateway of Hope and will include literacy skills assessments, life skills, parenting skills, nutrition, community involvement, personal health care, volunteering, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 19. <ul><li>FAMILY SERVICES </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Hamper Campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christmas Hampers 2008: 500 </li></ul></ul>
    18. 20. <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Our meeting rooms will be available for community, association and group functions as well as business meetings. </li></ul>
    19. 21. <ul><li>WEEKDAY CHAPEL SERVICES </li></ul><ul><li>Short Morning Devotional </li></ul><ul><li>SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is invited to join us for Sunday worship service. </li></ul><ul><li>Services start at 10:30 am followed by coffee and fellowship. </li></ul>
    21. 23. <ul><li>Chef Training Program </li></ul><ul><li>This six month training program will have more than 20 men and women trained each year. Graduates of this program will be able to challenge the first year exam for apprenticeship training to advance themselves in their profession. </li></ul>
    22. 25. <ul><li>COMPUTER SKILLS </li></ul><ul><li>This program will train men and women in the basics of computers. </li></ul><ul><li>This will allow them to enter into the workforce with the necessary skill set for success. </li></ul>
    23. 26. <ul><li>HOSPITAILITY SERVER PROGRAM </li></ul><ul><li>Training program for men and women for immediate employment placement in the food service industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Training on modern point-of- sale systems used in the industry is included. </li></ul>
    24. 27. <ul><li>BUILDING SERVICE WORKER TRAINING </li></ul><ul><li>This program will provide the necessary skills for men and women to enter the work force as trained custodians. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a component of entrepreneurial skill training in this program allowing for personally owned business development. </li></ul>
    25. 29. The Salvation Army in the Langley’s We See What Most Don’t