Stories

2018 Annual Thanksgiving Campaign

Hard times have forced so many of our neighbours out of their homes. On any given night, hundreds of people are experiencing homelessness, right here in the London area. This fall season, we’re expecting more people to come to us. For many, the meal they receive here at Mission Services of London may be the

A Summer to Remember: Camp at Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter

This isn’t your average summer camp. With camp counsellors Margaret (“Maggie”) Calderone and Andrea Giraldo from Fanshawe’s Child and Youth Care program, the children attending  Rotholme’s camp are involved in a ton of fun activities, albeit, in an unconventional environment. Andrea, in her third year of the Child and Youth Care program, always liked working

Fall Banquet & Silent Auction 2018

Mark Brand is one of North America’s foremost social entrepreneurs. With eleven businesses under his belt, he is determined to breathe new life into struggling communities through his work in social impact business. Five years ago, Brand took over Save On Meats (a Vancouver butcher and diner) and created The Token Program—an alternate currency to

Begin a Legacy

There are many other ways in which you can give to charities that are meaningful to you and create lasting impact in your community. While giving money using cash, cheque, or a credit card is a popular way to give a gift to your community, another method is legacy giving. What is Legacy Giving? Legacy

Rotholme Shelter Diversion Prevents Homelessness

On February 5th, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University, the City of London and Mission Services of London announced the results of the shelter diversion pilot program run through Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter. The program works with families who are on the brink of losing their home and becoming homeless. The study found that

Mission Services of London now a Living Wage Employer

For over 65 years Mission Services of London has served people in the community – both long-time residents and those new to the city – who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness, those who have a mental illness and/or addiction, and those living in poverty. Homelessness is inextricably intertwined with poverty – a