August 17, 2022
As part of its ongoing efforts to assist the most vulnerable in society, The Salvation Army recently paid a courtesy call to the Office of The Spouse. During the visit, First Lady Davis graciously accepted the organization's invitation to serve as a Salvation Army Patron and champion its efforts to establish a bigger and more modern shelter for women and their young children in need of refuge.
"The work of the Salvation Army is close to my heart, and I'm honoured to support them in any way I can," shared Mrs. Davis. "Their plans to establish a hostel for women is high on my priority list because these safe houses are crucial to protecting women who may find themselves in unfavorable situations," she continued.
The Salvation Army currently operates an emergency shelter that provides protection and support for displaced, battered, or abused women and their young children.
"While we presently have a women's shelter in Grant's Town, we know that the demand for such accommodation in The Bahamas is growing, and we have the expertise and the desire to help meet that need," stated Roodolph Meo, The Salvation Army's Divisional Commander. "To ensure long-term stability for the shelter, we believe it has to be a partnership between the government, The Salvation Army, and the private sector. This is why we are overjoyed at First Lady Davis' generous commitment to serve as our Patron to assist in providing help and hope for the overlooked and less fortunate members of our community."
Hope happens every day at The Salvation Army. As one of the country's largest non-governmental direct providers of social services, The Salvation Army assists people of all ages or social standing with numerous programs and services. The Salvation Army is a haven for the homeless, encouragement for people battling mental-health and developmental issues, differently challenged persons, comfort for the hungry, and more.
The plan to establish a new women's shelter is just one of the many initiatives the organization has outlined to fulfill its mission of "doing the most good." To learn more about The Salvation Army or to make a difference in the lives of those in your community, visit salvationarmybahamas.org or call The Salvation Army at 393-2340.