It’s said that animals can play a key role in shaping our wellbeing. That’s why we’re providing tailored animal-assisted therapy for young people in one of our youth services in Victoria.

Our ‘Reconnect’ program allows young people to develop positive mental, social, physical and emotional wellbeing while learning how to care for horses.

Caseworker Chrystal is thrilled at seeing how the...
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Everyone, we'd like you to meet Dan. Today, he set off with 26 other people to walk the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea to help raise funds for our services.

For Dan, the reason for trekking Kokoda for the Salvos was a simple one - his Grandfather (that's his Grandfather's slouch hat that he's wearing!).

"I decided to take on The Kokoda Track with the organisation that served time helping...
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Everyone wed like you to meet Dan Today he set off with
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Today we celebrate the renewed hope we received through the resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. From all of us at the Salvos we wish you a Happy Easter!
Today we celebrate the renewed hope we received through the resurrection of
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This Good Friday, we reflect upon the greatest sacrifice.
This Good Friday we reflect upon the greatest sacrifice
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Janice Minter
Did you know that modern day slaves are often used to make the chocolate that we enjoy at Easter time?

This Easter, we're asking you to look out for chocolate that has a #FairTrade label on the packaging.

Want to learn more about ethical chocolate? Our new board game ‘Just Chocolate’ encourages us to think about the simple steps we can take to make sure the chocolate we purchase doesn’t...
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"I can honestly say that the program is very, very effective. I felt at the end of the program that I could breathe. It was like someone taking that bag off your head and finally you could start breathing properly, a little bit better."

After years of feeling lost and broken Debbie found hope through our Positive Lifestyle Program. Read Debbie's story below:
I can honestly say that the program is very very effective I

PLP came at the right time for Debbie | The Salvation Army Australia

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Gillian Madden
Dunny Dunlop
After Lydia experienced years of unhealthy and harmful relationships, it took a significant toll on her mental health.

The single mother of five found that she was unable to look after her children adequately and as a result, two of her youngest were removed from her care.

Desperate to get her children back, Lydia approached The Salvation Army Tasmania’s Doorways to Parenting program....
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After Lydia experienced years of unhealthy and harmful relationships it took a
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Julie Nicks
“One day when I’m back in Australia and someone speaks to me about their time in Afghanistan, I will know what they are talking about – I have walked in their shoes.”

Read more about Salvo Nigel Roden's recent visit to Afghanistan and how he is continuing the Sallyman heritage: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo courtesy of the Department of Defence.
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Christine McNeill Dickson
After successfully transitioning out of a Salvos' refuge, Lucy still returns to share her message of hope with young people who have experienced homelessness - just like her.

At just four years old, Lucy was placed in foster care after her mother was unable to care for her while struggling with addiction. Five years later Lucy returned home to her mother, but it continued to be an unhealthy...
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After successfully transitioning out of a Salvos refuge Lucy still returns to
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Marilyn Bell
Jasmine Anderson
Here are pictures of our Family Store in Lismore, New South Wales and our SAES (Salvation Army Emergency Services) teams assisting in Ipswich, Lismore and Mackay.

We are continuing to provide food and material aid to the communities in Queensland and Northern New South Wales affected by the wind, rain and flooding as a result of ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie.

We have partnered with Government...
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Here are pictures of our Family Store in Lismore New South Wales
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Sharon Boyd
Lynn Francis
When Wez Koni was just a toddler he fell into a fire in Papua New Guinea, his birth country, suffering devastating burns. He was taken to a Salvation Army medical centre, before being brought to Australia for treatment.

Today, Wez works at our Macquarie Fields Mission in Sydney's West, where his skills as a barista have seen him take coffee art to a whole new level. With just a toothpick, Wez...
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When Wez Koni was just a toddler he fell into a fire

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Happy #NationalYouthWeek! This week, we'd like you to meet Jayne, a member of our Salvos Schools Tours team in Melbourne, Victoria.

Each week, our Schools Team connects with students across Australia to engage with young people and raise awareness about social justice and the work of the Salvos.

“Young people are passionate about inspiring change and making a difference,” says Jayne. “We...
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Happy NationalYouthWeek This week wed like you to meet Jayne a member
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UPDATE: Ex-tropical system Cyclone Debbie has continued to move south, with strong winds and rain causing evacuations in Brisbane CBD, including The Salvation Army Brisbane Headquarters, amid fear of flooding.

The locals in Bowen are doing it tough, with no power, no running water and two evacuation centres flooded. We are working on getting food and water to the area and people are being...
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UPDATE Extropical system Cyclone Debbie has continued to move south with strong
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Pam Lambert
The Salvation Army has launched a disaster appeal to support communities affected by Cyclone Debbie.
We have currently deployed emergency response teams to feed residents in affected communities and to provide meals for emergency services personnel responding to the disaster. We will continue providing emotional support, food cards and material aid in the months ahead to help communities cope,...
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The Salvation Army has launched a disaster appeal to support communities affected
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Renee Waters
Leesa Richardson
The eye of Cyclone Debbie has made landfall along the North Queensland coast, after hurricane-force winds battered the Whitsunday Islands.

Our Emergency Services have been deployed and are ready to assist when they can, however the storm could last up to 24 hours. Lieutenant Steven Spencer, Mackay Corps Officer, said "It is difficult to put into words what it feels like to experience a...
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The eye of Cyclone Debbie has made landfall along the North Queensland

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Cyclone Debbie is predicted to make landfall between Bowen and Ayr early tomorrow (Tuesday) morning and is slated to be the worst in the region in six years.

The State Government is working to evacuate people throughout the area, and our Salvos Emergency Services team are currently getting prepared to serve on the ground. If you are close by, please keep an eye on all warnings.

We've...
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Jo Berns
Happy #NeighbourDay! Every day, we're out in the community connecting with those who need it most.

Whether it’s sharing a cuppa with someone who’s lonely or struggling to cope, to giving fresh fruit and vegetables to a family who are finding it hard to make ends meet, we’re here to help Australian communities.

On Neighbour Day, what are your tips for being a good neighbour?
Happy NeighbourDay Every day were out in the community connecting with those
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Haythem El-Wassif
Today fires broke out opposite The Salvation Army Headquarters in Papua New Guinea. Australian Salvation Army Colonels Kelvin and Julie Alley had to react quickly and their team worked to evacuate the school, which was only approximately 50m away from the blaze. "The destruction of good things in this city is devastating. While there is no one physically hurt from our compound, it was...
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Today fires broke out opposite The Salvation Army Headquarters in Papua New

Riots break out in Papua New Guinea

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Eleanor Haddick
Betty Adams
In Australia we're blessed to live in a culturally rich and diverse community. This #CulturalDiversityWeek, we're thankful for volunteers like Joy who make our community a better place for everyone.
In Australia were blessed to live in a culturally rich and diverse
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Jen Dunning
On World Social Work Day we want to honour all of our social workers right across Australia who are working to build healthy communities - like Rosie from The Freedom Partnership- to End Modern Slavery!
On World Social Work Day we want to honour all of our
The Freedom Partnership- to End Modern Slavery
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