Stories

Give Warmth this Winter

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.

London and Area Raises Over $230,000 in Christmas Matching Challenge by Drewlo Holdings in Support of Quintin Warner House (Addiction Treatment)

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.

A Hopeful Tomorrow

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

Brian’s Story

“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

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

Living a New Life of Hope

Alex* packed his bags into his car and drove to visit a friend in a distant city after deciding he needed to leave his hometown behind. “My life had become unmanageable because of addiction issues and grief I was experiencing… it made me emotionally dysregulated and I had no one to lean on and guide me…

Cooking Up Connections in the Quintin Warner House Kitchen

The kitchen at Quintin Warner House is a place of opportunity to not only feed oneself but to connect with others on a deeper level and learn something new. “Cooking and eating with other people is such an important event,” said Monette, Addictions Counsellor at Quintin Warner House. As part of the life skills coaching

Faith Today: A Spiritual Approach to Healing & Recovery at Quintin Warner House

“Hello gentlemen, welcome to Faith Today. My name is Junior, I am a Christian minister in our city and I am facilitating our session today”. So begins a Faith Today session at Quintin Warner House. The Faith Today program is the spiritual component of Quintin Warner House’s recovery program, and we believe that recovery and sobriety are

A Fun & Safe Summer at Rotholme Family Shelter

Summer camp has always been a fun-filled experience for the children at Rotholme Family Shelter and this year was no different, even in the midst of a pandemic. “…it’s run a little bit different this year because of [physical distancing],” explained Katherine, Child Activity Worker at Rotholme (pictured left). Beyond physical distancing, the shelter spaces

Christmas Matching Challenge — Double Your Impact Today!

This Christmas season, hundreds of people experiencing hunger and addiction in London will be more vulnerable than ever. People like Geoff. Geoff was willing to do whatever it took to feed his drug addiction—and that included robbing a drug store. After an empathetic judge gave him a second chance, Geoff came straight to Quintin Warner