Stories

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

Providing Stable Housing for Families in Need along BRT Corridors

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