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  • 26,000+ volunteer hours donated in 2014-2015.

  • Five branches devoted to 100% hope…more than a shelter.

  • 342 children and 236 adults stayed at Rotholme 2014-2015.

  • 6,691 accommodated stays in Crash Bed Program 2014-2015.

  • 13,674 Voucher Program visits in 2014-2015.

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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Video message – https://youtu.be/22DrJqG1308 – from Joe Roberts, “Skid Row CEO.”      See https://mslfallbanquet.evenbrite.ca/ to buy tickets for this amazing event on Nov. 5, 2015.

 

 

 

 





The Community Mental Health Program is pleased to announce the following within the Transitional Community Support Worker Program.  

The role of Transitional Community Support Worker provides individuals with short-term crisis management support for clients identified as requiring community-based mental health support. 

 Jessica Marlatt has been awarded the Contract Full-Time position as Transitional Community Support Worker effective September 8th, 2015 through September 2nd, 2016, to cover a maternity leave.  

Jessica came to Mission Services of London in December 2011 as an Intern at CMHP, where she gained experience in the Gathering Place, the Resource Centre as well as Streetscape. She also worked as a Social Service Worker’s Aide within the Resource Centre. Jessica joined Mission Services of London in August 2012 as a Community Support Worker within CMHP.  Most recently she has worked as a Casual Relief Resident Care Worker within Men’s Mission as well as a Family Support Worker with Victorian Order of Nurses.

Jessica is continuing her education towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science at University of Western Ontario with a double major in Psychology and Thanatology.

We take this opportunity to offer our congratulations to Jessica and wish her continued success as she assumes her new role and responsibilities. Please offer her your support and encouragement.

Post:  August 25, 2015

Remove:  August 31, 2015



797 York StreetMission Services of London is excited to announce the move of our thrift store (300 William St.) and administrative office (415 Hamilton Rd.) into one location at Fairwest Plaza in spring/summer 2016. This establishes our relationship with Southside Group who acquired the property at 797 York St. in 2013.

The Mission Store, open six days a week, sells one-of-a-kind items at affordable prices and runs on the help of 100 dedicated volunteers. Our Voucher Program partners with nearly 50 local agencies, providing clothing and household goods to referred community members at no cost. Our Warm Hands—Warm Hearts Program partners with elementary schools to deliver warm clothing for children during winter months, also at no charge.

“With purpose and determination we embark on the store’s and head office’s relocation to Fairwest Plaza in 2016. We look forward to partnering with our new landlord, Southside Group, and to being a good neighbour in the Western Fair District. This property is located on a bus route and is close to other community services and attractions,” says Acting Executive Director Jon DeActis.

“For many years we have partnered with others through our five branches. We are looking to take that to the next level. With triple the floor space, our store will be better positioned to provide opportunities for others to thrive in this wonderful city. This is social enterprise at its finest!” says Peter Rozeluk, Executive Director, Mission Services of London.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Southside Group to help out a caring organization that provides help, dignity and hope to members of our community. Everyone in our society has moments of weakness and times when we need help. This organization provides an essential service to the people of London and we are extremely proud to support Mission Services of London as they positively impact our community at large,” says Vito Frijia, President, Southside Group.

“Cushman & Wakefield is pleased to have been given the opportunity to assist an organization doing important work such as Mission Services of London. Their new landlord, Southside Group, provided a fair accommodation strategy so Mission Services can deploy its vital services in fantastic premises at affordable rates,”says George Kerhoulas, Vice President and Sales Representative, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

 



To: Staff of Mission Services of London

From: Andy Armeniakos

Date:  August 11, 2015

Re: Announcement

It is with regret that today I announce the departure of Melissa Tiller as an employee of Mission Services of London. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Melissa for her years of service and wish her all the best in the years to come. 

At this time, the current functions and responsibilities of the Volunteer Coordinator role will be reviewed and adjusted accordingly. The role will reflect the requirements, skills and experience required to fulfill the current needs and future growth of the role and Mission Services of London. During the interim, the Volunteer Coordinator responsibilities will be handled by me. 

On behalf of Mission Services of London, I thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during this period of adjustment. A job posting announcement will be forwarded in the near future after completion of the above mentioned review.

Andy Armeniakos

Director of Human Resources

 

 

 

 

 



Back to School SuppliesThe start of the school year is a varying experience for students. Some are excited. Some are terrified. Others are less than thrilled – regular kid stuff. Along with whatever emotions surface come new supplies to get a good start. At least for most. Extra expenses can be a challenge for families in transition. For the families and children engaged in programs at Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter, we hold a Back to School Campaign. It serves to ease this burden, and set up students for success with the right supplies. Items needed range for students aged four to 18 and include: peanut free snacks, backpacks, lunch bags, water bottles, locks, scientific calculators, notebooks, glue sticks, pencil cases, pencils, erasers, pens, crayons, pencil crayons, markers and highlighters.

 Donations can be dropped off at Rotholme on 42 Stanley Street, or at our head office on 415 Hamilton Road (8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.) For more information on how you or your organization can make a donation to this campaign, please contact Irma at 519-433-2807 ext. 109. We appreciate the community’s support with this vital campaign.



Volunteer Opportunities for:

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Dependable with strong organizational skills
  • A good listener, communicator and team player
  • Able to work alone, making judgment calls based on the needs of the organization
  • Must be sensitive to the life circumstances and needs of clients

*Please note that previous experience is not necessary; training for volunteers is provided. Our volunteers come to us to gain experience, to give back to the community or both.

For more information, please contact Burt Haggith, Manager, The Mission Store
T: 519-438-3056

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:

Mission Services of London opened its doors in January 1951. We are a Christian faith-based social service agency with a focus on serving individuals and families who struggle with poverty and homelessness. We provide food, shelter, clothing, outreach, support, counselling, crisis intervention and rehabilitation through five branches. We also over hope for a different tomorrow. Learn more on our FAQ page.



342 children and 236 adults stayed at Rotholme 2014-2015.



Consider volunteering at:

General Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Dependable with strong communication and listening skills
  • Some lifting up to 50 pounds may be required
  • Team player
  • Able to work alone, making judgment calls based on the needs of the organization
  • Must be sensitive to the life circumstances and needs of clients

*Please note that previous experience is not necessary as training will be provided. Volunteering with Mission Services of London can help to gain experience, to give back to the community, or both.

For more information contact Melissa, Volunteer Relations Coordinator
519-433-2807 ext. 105 or volunteer@missionservices.ca

See our volunteer segment featuring our store on Rogers TV, March 2015

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:

Mission Services of London opened its doors in January 1951. We are a Christian faith-based social service agency with a focus on serving individuals and families who struggle with poverty, homelessness. mental health and addiction. We provide food, shelter, clothing, outreach, support, counselling, crisis intervention and rehabilitation through five branches. We also over hope for a different tomorrow. Learn more on our FAQ page.

 



Annual General Meeting 2015We thank all those – nearly 100 – who attended our Annual General Meeting and first ever Donor Appreciation Reception on June 24, 2015. It was our pleasure to both provide awareness and show gratitude in one event.

We had a lot of fun chatting with those who came from nearby and outside the city, offering guests light fare prepared proudly by our Men’s Mission kitchen. It was wonderful food made with a lot of heart. In addition, we presented our 2014-2015 Annual Report as shown in the photo. Thank you to Jim Anderson Flowers Ltd. for making the tables look beautiful.

Be sure to watch our 30 second video on Quintin Warner House, addiction treatment branch, that introduced our featured presentation. We were honoured to have Jon DeActis, Director, take us through the history of the program, celebrating 50 years of changing lives in London. The highlight was hearing from two graduates who inspired listeners with their strength and courage to be free from their addiction. Proceeds from our 2015 Fall Banquet will support this branch.



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Mission Services of London opens doors of hope with compassion for those seeking emergency shelter and support, by offering safe shelter, food, clothing and rehabilitation.

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