Stories

Lifting Spirits and Raising Hope at Rotholme Family Shelter

We are all in this Together Continuing in the spirit of gratitude for all staff throughout Mission Services of London who are continuing to provide assistance to those most vulnerable in this time of crisis, we would like to share another story in the We are all in this Together series from one of our

Community Mental Health Programs (CMHP) & COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed social interactions and how many of us work, and CMHP is no exception. The Resource Centre has temporarily closed and our Streetscape and TCM programs have undergone changes in the way services are provided. Care and support for individuals have moved from personal contact and interaction to “virtual” contact through technological marvels

Committed to Staying Connected at CMHP

We are all in this Together The dedication and compassion of the staff at Mission Services of London have remained strong and steadfast throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In this installment of the story series, We are all in this Together, we are featuring the hardworking team at another one of our five branches of service:

All for One and One for All at Quintin Warner House Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

We are all in this Together At a time when it is easy to feel hopeless, the Mission Services of London team continues to dig deep to find courage, compassion, and perseverance to help those most vulnerable among us. We are grateful for all of the staff throughout our branches as they forge forward in

Mission Store – Corporate Social Responsibility

You may be aware that our Mission Store is a finalist in the London Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards, in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility. The award winners will be announced in March. It is an honour to be recognized in this way. While researching Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) I was reminded that

The Sky is the Limit for Work Placements at the Mission Store

Elizabeth joined the Mission Store team in the summer of 2017 on a work placement through Hutton House’s Goals, Preparation, Skills (GPS) program. The GPS program is designed for youth who face barriers to employment including learning, mental health, developmental, or physical disabilities. “There’s a wide range of what could be considered a barrier to

Mission Store Warming Hands and Hearts for 25 Years

In 1995, staff and volunteers at the Mission Store astutely recognized an opportunity to meet a need in the community by providing warm clothing for children whose families may struggle to afford winter basics. They began working with the local school boards to deliver winter gear including hats, mitts, and socks to elementary schools. This

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 70 elementary schools in London, both in the London District Catholic and Thames Valley District School Boards. Between the months

Housing First, then Stability – a word from Executive Director, Peter Rozeluk

The Rotholme Family Shelter Housing First program that we know of as PHAF (Prevention of Homelessness Among Families) has three components: Housing Diversion, Housing Selection, and Housing Stability. I am going to focus on Housing Stability. Housing Stability includes the things necessary for families to retain their housing when it is found. Housing Stability is

A First Time Need: James’ Story

“I couldn’t even tell you where me and my daughter would be without this,” James expresses about the Shelter Diversion program offered as a part of the Prevention of Homelessness Among Families (PHAF) program at Rotholme Family Shelter. Having never experienced a crisis in his living situation, James was living a nightmare when he faced