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
“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
In the book “From Golden Grain Grows a Mission”–an account of the vision and birth of Mission Services of London, Wilfred Schlegel is described as “a strong, gentle man who projected integrity.” In his daily deeds, Wilfred was motivated to serve others through his love for Jesus Christ. As a result, he transformed “ideas and
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
Following a meaningful career of over two decades at Mission Services of London, Martha Connoy has retired from her position as Director of Community Mental Health Programs/Director of Quintin Warner House. “Along the way, I have worked with so many committed people…People that have made such a difference, and had such commitment and love for
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.
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.
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
“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
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