Stories

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

A Busy, Exciting Summer at Rotholme Family Shelter

It’s been a busy summer at Rotholme Family Shelter. Dellah and Sierra, the Child Activity Workers for Rotholme’s Summer Day Camp have been hard at work, planning, implementing and coordinating tons of fun activities, trips, and experiences for the children staying in the emergency shelter over the summer. “They’re really active kids,” Dellah notes, “We

Volunteering Gifts & Talents – Erin Fox

“I’ve always been community oriented – it’s in my blood”, Erin Fox, a former volunteer in the Quintin Warner House (QWH) kitchen, states. While volunteering has always been something Erin has participated in, volunteering at QWH was a particularly meaningful experience. Erin was grateful for the trust QWH staff gave her when it came to

Long Road to Recovery – Paul’s Story

“I spent three birthdays in jail – my 16th, 19th, and 28th,” Paul notes matter-of-factly. He sits back in the couch, ready to once again, share a little piece of himself hoping it’ll help others move toward self-acceptance and healing in their own addiction journey. Early in his life, Paul experienced significant chaos and instability.

Thank you, Dr. Ben

Every other Wednesday, for three years, Dr. Ben Loveday started his day at 8:30am, meeting with Streetscape staff at Community Mental Health Programs (CMHP) and receiving an update on the clients he would see that day. Until noon, Dr. Ben (as he is warmly referred to) met with clients and developed a plan with them

The Resource Centre is Moving

As of April 1, 2019, the Resource Centre that is currently available through the Community Mental Health Programs (CMHP) ground-floor entrance will be moving back to its former location in the Men’s Mission part of the building. The hours of operation will remain the same: Monday to Friday, 8:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3:30pm. The program will be

Restore HOPE this Easter

“Rock bottom is different for everyone,” Mel shared after alcoholism made him well known to the police and prevented him from visiting his dying mother. Mel, now sober, graduated from Quintin Warner House (our live-in addiction treatment branch) and returns there to provide support for other men facing similar addictions. Hungry neighbours experiencing homelessness come

Men’s Mission Announces Additional 10 Temporary Overflow Beds

As of January 2, 2019, there will be an additional 10 temporary overflow beds at Men’s Mission for 16 weeks to meet higher demand for shelter over the winter months. These 10 temporary overflow beds are in addition to the regular 111 emergency shelter beds available year round. There are also 10 overflow beds that

URGENT! Freezing Temperatures Tonight

People experiencing homelessness could die on the streets tonight – please help now. Extremely cold weather is here and the temperature on our streets is dangerous. This weather could be fatal for our neighbours experiencing homelessness – many are at risk of freezing to death. They urgently need help now. Your gift today, will provide