Stories

Celebrating 70 Years of Service and Impact

Mission Services of London is proud to be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2021! What began by Alvin and Madeline Roth in 1951 as a nine-bedroom house to provide food, shelter, and clothing to men in need has grown into an organization of five branches dedicated to helping thousands of neighbours each year who struggle

“Rotholme was my Railings”

When Sammeca feared that she and her young children would soon be facing homelessness, she turned to Rotholme Family Shelter. “I met with them and it was perfect; they were nice people,” she said. “I ended up moving into shelter and luckily I did because my social worker ended up having a hands-on approach about

Providing an Innovative Approach to Care at CMHP

Can you imagine experiencing homelessness while suffering from a life-threatening illness like cancer? It seems unimaginable, but this was the reality for a London man who we came to know through Streetscape, an outreach program of Community Mental Health Programs (CMHP). As an initial step, the Streetscape team helped him access shelter at Men’s Mission.

70 Years of Serving, Adapting, and Growing in London

2021 marks Mission Services of London’s (MSL) 70th year of serving our neighbours. As I reflect on our innovation in service delivery, and the tens of thousands of neighbours for whom we have provided tangible assistance, I cannot help but be struck with profound sadness. Sadness that our response to poverty, homelessness, mental illness, and

The Value of One, the Power of Many: National Volunteer Week

Mission Services of London is grateful to be blessed with many caring, passionate volunteers. While we have had to suspend some volunteer programming throughout the pandemic, we know that our previous volunteers are longing to return and new volunteers are eager to begin as soon as we are able to welcome them. From April 18th

2021 Annual Easter Campaign

You can bring healing, hope, and nourishment to neighbours experiencing homelessness and hunger in the London area. Your generous gift today will provide: Nutritious meals, Safe shelter, Vital care. We are expecting hundreds of men, women, and children to come to Mission Services of London this Easter season—hungry for food and hope for a different

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