457 York Street
We offer services which are intended to meet the needs of homeless or those “at risk” of becoming homeless, who may be experiencing mental health and or addiction issues, at their point of need.
We promote rehabilitative, harm reduction and recovery-based models of service that provide opportunities for people to attain their self-identified goals.
We have several Program components which are identified by the type of functions offered:
In-shelter caseworkers act as support and resource staff that work with individuals residing in the shelter. They provide crisis intervention as well as link, advocate, and accompany clients to other services within our community. These staff members also maintain contact with discharged individuals for up to six months in order to assist with a smooth transition period if no other support is in place.
Streetscape is an Assertive Outreach Team that identify, engage, refer and provide support services to street-involved individuals; linking them to housing, income services, addiction resources and other agencies and providers to meet their identified needs.
The Resource Centre
The Resource Centre is a multipurpose room that not only offers individuals access to essentials such as a great cup of coffee or a hair cut, but also offers access to a telephone and computer as well as vocational, social, leisure, and educational programing. The Resource Centre also offers access to individual function assessments, addiction assessments and referral to appropriate treatment centres.
The Crashbeds Program
Crashbeds is a program that offers 21 beds and operates from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. It is available to both men and women that either can not or will not access regular shelter beds, but is an inviting alternative to sleeping on the street. There are 10 gender segregated beds for women and 11 beds for men, with each having a separate entrance. Individuals staying at Crashbeds receive a private room and access to shower facilities and nourishment.
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place is a drop-in centre that offers a safe day space, from 7 am to 11 am, 7 days a week. When we have the provisions, we offer some form of nourishment. We also offer essential services to vulnerable individuals 16 years of age and older.
From 11 am to 4 pm we offer professional services that facilitate a guided transfer between agencies and services in the community for clients. Where possible, staff will assist clients with individual services to aid them with daily living requirements.
Mission Services of London receives funding support for this program from the Southwest LHIN (Local Health Integration Network), City of London and through community donations. A copy of the LHIN M-SAA agreement and supporting documents are available to read at this branch site or click here to download.
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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