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Facing a brighter future
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Facing a brighter future

A Google search of 'rehabs' began a life-changing journey for Chloe * I was born in a remote country town, and my parents broke up when I was just three months old. My grandmother stepped in to help M...

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A daily act of kindness
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A daily act of kindness

Making a difference to something that breaks your heart How old do you have to be to start being kind? Or should that be, how young?  How does 11 years of age sound? Too young? Well, not accordin...

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Volunteer Beth one of the Salvos' unsung heroes
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Volunteer Beth one of the Salvos' unsung heroes

Beth recently celebrated 40 years of volunteering with the Salvos. Beth has volunteered for the Salvos for 40 years, and she has not finished yet! The day she spoke with Salvos Magazine about her serv...

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A life turned upside down
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A life turned upside down

Physical and emotional security help those like Gemma and Lily, to thrive and to rebuild their lives. Gemma’s* joy at the birth of her baby daughter was shattered when soon afterwards her partn...

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Running in an imagined spotlight
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Running in an imagined spotlight

The power of creation to restore perspective on reality  Words Belinda Davis For the past eight weeks, I have exercised every morning except Sundays.  Now that I’m on a roll, I&#...

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Words of wisdom
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Words of wisdom

Three generations – Judy, Samantha and Lee. Reflecting on the lessons passed down from our mums CULTURAL TRADITIONS  Growing up, I have been blessed to be raised by a strong, loving,...

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Domestic abuse and the bystander
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Domestic abuse and the bystander

Together we can end domestic violence Words Petra Jenkins The bystander effect is a phenomenon where the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in crisis. In...

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Beyond the bombs
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Beyond the bombs

Salvo Captain Oleg Samoilenko, his mum Irina, wife and fellow Salvos officer (pastor) Dominika, and daughter Michalina. Irina was a volunteer for the Salvos in Ukraine before Russia’s invasion...

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We remember you
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We remember you

Expressing mothers’ experiences of trauma and loss, and the grieving within relationships with mothers and mother figures.  Words Emma Howan and Rosy Keane “Blessed are those who mo...

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parenting for a peaceful world
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parenting for a peaceful world

Talking to kids about war, natural disasters, and trauma. Words Maris Depers Psychologist Maris Depers is a case manager at the Salvos First Floor Program in Wollongong, NSW, and online. The program i...

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