Stories

Men’s Mission and the Current “Crisis”

The response to COVID-19 prompted a reflection on words and government spending. Words because some are overused and have lost their meaning, and government spending because I have not seen anything like it in my lifetime. The word crisis is defined as “a state of urgent need or grave danger; a decisive or pivotal event”.

Men’s Mission: Cultivating Collaboration and Compassion Amidst Pandemic

“In a pandemic, we’re not switching on the idea that Men’s Mission is an essential service because it was already switched on,” said Gordon Russell, Director of Shelters. “It’s essential because if there is an absence of it, it means that people are on the streets. Without an alternative, people will be without shelter and

Annual Fill Up the Bus Campaign to Set Children up for Success

On Aug. 25, join us between 12 pm and 5 pm in our parking lot at York St. and Rectory St. for our annual Fill Up the Bus event! You can help families and children in need by donating school supplies like backpacks as well as child-size face masks and travel-size hand sanitizer during this

Seeking Help and Finding Hope at Men’s Mission

“I spent a night on a park bench and when I woke up, I was like ‘Wow, so this is rock bottom’”. Joseph had been using drugs for 20 years before he spent that night in a London park. “Every last dime I had was going to the drugs,” he said. In need of safe

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