Windsor Community And Rehabilitation Centre Changing Its Name
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The Salvation Army building on Church Street in downtown Windsor is changing its name to the ‘The Salvation Army Windsor Centre of Hope.’
The Salvation Army, which has been serving the community since 1886 says the name change reflects the nonprofit’s commitment to the community.
“Giving Hope Today is an integral part of our mission,” says Major Paul Rideout, the newly designated executive director of the Windsor Centre of Hope. “The Salvation Army continues to make great strides in Windsor and this is one of them. We felt the name change was appropriate and relevant given the work we do and those we help.”
Windsor Centre of Hope will continue to provide basic needs for low-income individuals and those experiencing homelessness. A community meal is provided four times a week, all year round due to the increasing numbers of those living in poverty. The meal is offered to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon at 5:30.
In 2017, over 12,000 individuals received assistance from The Salvation Army Food Bank. Since January of last year, 367 individuals have been permanently housed through its emergency shelter-housing first initiative. The name change is effective immediately.