Stories

Moving Out of Fear and Into Hope

When Mariana* learned that her landlord would be moving into her rental home, she feared that she, her husband, and two children would become homeless. “They were afraid of what was going to happen. They thought, ‘am I going to end up in shelter?’ They didn’t want to, but that’s the fear because they have

Preventing Homelessness among Families amidst a Pandemic

“The Prevention of Homelessness Among Families (PHAF) program helps on various levels. Shelter Diversion helps prevent families from having to come into shelter, Housing Selection helps families staying in shelter to find housing, and Housing Stability supports people moving from shelter into their new home to be self-sufficient,” stated Stacey Wilson (pictured right), Program Supervisor

Providing Stable Housing for Families in Need along BRT Corridors

Several years ago, we chose to focus on programs rather than renovating “bricks and mortar”. The results confirm our decision. Families that enter Rotholme Family Shelter (Rotholme) are given the opportunity to choose to participate in our Housing Stability program which includes, among other things, assistance in finding housing and a continuing relationship between one

Give Warmth this Winter

Cold temperatures can be life-threatening to our neighbours experiencing homelessness and hunger in the London area. With your help, they can receive the nourishment and care they need to survive the cold weather. Thank you for providing emergency shelter, nourishing meals, warm showers, and life-saving care to those in need.

London and Area Raises Over $230,000 in Christmas Matching Challenge by Drewlo Holdings in Support of Quintin Warner House (Addiction Treatment)

This Christmas season, Drewlo Holdings has given a gift of $110,000 to maintain 24/7 addiction treatment and after-hours support for men seeking sobriety at Quintin Warner House (QWH). This donation will provide one year’s worth of these vital services that characterize the gold standard of care for live-in addiction treatment programs like Quintin Warner House.

A Hopeful Tomorrow

When Greg, his wife, and their two daughters were living with a family member who wanted to be alone, they knew it was time to go. This family member had recently lost his spouse and turned to drinking alcohol as a way to cope with his grief. “It just kept getting worse and worse, and

Brian’s Story

“My family didn’t want anything to do with me. They kicked me out of their lives, as good of people as they are. It was the greatest thing they could do for me and themselves”. Looking back, Brian understands the boundaries his family built throughout his drug use. “I was out of control. I had

Mission Store Warming Hands and Hearts this Winter

Since 1995, the Mission Store has been running the Warm Hands – Warm Hearts Outreach Program for children in need in the London area. This is a program that runs in partnership with more than 30 elementary schools in London, both in the London District Catholic and Thames Valley District School Boards. Between the months