Quintin Warner House – A New Chapter

As the weather turns to spring, a season of new beginnings, Quintin Warner House (QWH) turns the page to a new chapter in its history. With a long tradition of service at the intersection of health and homelessness (via addiction treatment for men), QWH continues to position itself to meet need at the point of

Ten Things to Know about Ericka

In October 2022, Ericka Ayala Ronson assumed the role of Executive Director at Mission Services of London. Working previously as Director for Development and Communications, she hopes to create meaningful impact leading the organization and expand its reach in helping our neighbours in the community. We had the opportunity to get to know Ericka with

Handling Change with Hope and Faith

“There was a time when I hit rock bottom. There was so much uncertainty in my life and it turned upside down – I lost my marriage, business, my house, and everything was falling apart. I was couch-surfing, and I wasn’t sure what was going to happen and I just wanted to run away,” Phil

Warm Hands – Warm Hearts

Every year through our Warm Hands – Warm Hearts outreach program, we provide clothing to keep local children warm during London’s coldest months. With your donation, we are able to support more than 50 schools throughout London. Your gift today will give hats, socks, waterproof mittens and gloves, underwear, neck warmers and more to local

A Summer of Growth

“When I first started working, I was nervous to whether or not the children were going to like me as one of their camp counselors, and whether or not they were going to have fun each and every day,” says Janine, one of two Child Activity Workers who led summer camp at Rotholme Family Shelter

You are Not Alone

“Just come”. Those were the words Emily was relieved to hear when she called Rotholme Family Shelter (Rotholme). After suffering terrible abuse by her partner, she needed a safe harbour. Arriving with her children at Rotholme, Emily met Michael, her caseworker. “He’s the nicest guy ever,” she says. “He worked with me so well”. Together,

Michael and “the Boys”

If Michael ever won the lottery, he would spend every penny on food, beds, and warm clothing for men experiencing homelessness in London. “Just to make sure they were safe and had somewhere to go,” says his daughter, Ali. “He just had an incredible heart. So, when he would see or hear of a need,

My Reflections

For my last Curb Notes article I’d like to share some reflections of the last 12 years. Working in a social service agency is not for the faint of heart and during a career, however short or long, one will likely experience every emotion. The most important thing I have learned is that poverty, homelessness,

Farewell to a Bold and Faith-Filled Leader

A Conversation with Past Board of Directors Presidents during the Tenure of Peter Rozeluk “I was one of the people Peter talked to as he was working through the process of leaving his career as an accountant, to pursue his calling to work in the non-profit space,” says Allen Page, current Board of Directors (BOD)

Do Something

While Peter Rozeluk will be retiring as Executive Director of Mission Services of London (MSL) in just over one week, his impact on the organization will far outlast his tenure. Looking back to one of Peter’s first days as Executive Director in 2010, he visited several elementary schools to learn how MSL could best help