The Salvation Army in Canada

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church

Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.


MISSION STATEMENT

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.



CORE VALUES

HOPE: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

SERVICE: We reach out to support others without discrimination.

DIGNITY: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.

STEWARDSHIP: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

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The Bethany Hope Centre

Mission

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 The Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre mission is to support, equip and empower adults, youth and children in the Ottawa Region by building services, partnerships and faith-based community spirit with a primary focus on young parents and their children. 

Vision

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The Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre envisions a community that is physically, mentally. emotionally, financially and spiritually healthy 

Values

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In addition to The Salvation Army core values, we will carry out the mission of the  Bethany Hope Centre mindful of the following values

  • Compassion
  • Community
  • Respect
  • Change
  • Accountability

Bethany Hope Centre's History of Service

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Historically,  the Salvation Army has been committed to ministering to young single women in need, both expectant and new mothers ,in Ottawa over the past century, Although aspects of this ministry have changed (significantly to include the needs of young fathers and couples) , both the practical aspects of this service and its spiritual motivation have remained constant.

Prior to 1913 - Originally, the site of the program was known as a children's home called Redemption House.  

1913

 Bethany Home was established by The Salvation Army as a maternity home. 

1925

 Bethany Home moved to its Hintonburg site on Wellington St West. 

1933

Bethany transitioned into a maternity home, in partnership with the Grace Hospital (now Grace Manor) located next door.

1994-1995

Bethany Home faced a financial crisis which resulted in the closure of its residential beds. Bethany joined in partnership with other agencies, including St. Mary's Home, Youville Centre, Zonta Centre for Young/Single Parents and Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing to form the Young/Single Parents Support Network* in 1995.  The Bethany Hope Centre began services to young parent families. 

2013

100 years later,  The Bethany Hope Centre moved to it's current location on 820 Woodroffe Avenue.

*The Young/Single Parents Support Network continues with four of its founding agencies, (minus Zonta which has since closed)