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Jay’s Story: A Quintin Warner House Champion

Jay is a Cook’s Helper at Mission Services of London’s Quintin Warner House site. Employed at Quintin Warner House since 2022, Jay is a former participant and graduate of Quintin Warner House’s four-month, live-in addiction treatment program. Mission Services of London is so proud to share his story: “I started working at Quintin Warner House

Quintin Warner House is Expanding!

Mission Services of London is pleased to announce the expansion of its Quintin Warner House (addiction treatment) branch, with the addition of 10 treatment beds and a new location at 457 York Street (former site of the Crashbeds program, which closed in 2018). “[It’s] not just an expansion of beds, it’s an enhancement to the

The Definition of Love

When Goodwill Rescue Mission (now Mission Services of London) opened in 1951, the founding Executive Director, Alvin Roth, lived with his family in the same house that operated an emergency shelter for men. A strange living situation for some, but the Roth children did not mind the arrangement. In fact, they found it to be

URGENT: The Need is Overflowing at Rotholme Family Shelter

Our 20-room Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter—London’s only emergency family shelter of its kind (not a violence against women shelter)—has reached full capacity. We’ve experienced a high of 19 additional families in need of a safe place to stay. We must raise at least $10,000 now to provide at least a week of motel stays and meals

2018 Annual Thanksgiving Campaign

Hard times have forced so many of our neighbours out of their homes. On any given night, hundreds of people are experiencing homelessness, right here in the London area. This fall season, we’re expecting more people to come to us. For many, the meal they receive here at Mission Services of London may be the

A Summer to Remember: Camp at Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter

This isn’t your average summer camp. With camp counsellors Margaret (“Maggie”) Calderone and Andrea Giraldo from Fanshawe’s Child and Youth Care program, the children attending  Rotholme’s camp are involved in a ton of fun activities, albeit, in an unconventional environment. Andrea, in her third year of the Child and Youth Care program, always liked working

Fall Banquet & Silent Auction 2018

Mark Brand is one of North America’s foremost social entrepreneurs. With eleven businesses under his belt, he is determined to breathe new life into struggling communities through his work in social impact business. Five years ago, Brand took over Save On Meats (a Vancouver butcher and diner) and created The Token Program—an alternate currency to

Begin a Legacy

There are many other ways in which you can give to charities that are meaningful to you and create lasting impact in your community. While giving money using cash, cheque, or a credit card is a popular way to give a gift to your community, another method is legacy giving. What is Legacy Giving? Legacy

A Hand Up for the Future

As a retired Executive Vice-President of the London St. Thomas Association of REALTORS ® (LSTAR), and a current volunteer with multiple local charities, Betty Doré has kept community housing close to her heart for many years. A few years ago, Betty became President of the Mission Services of London (MSL) Foundation Board of Directors and

Urgent! Mission Store Needs Donations

Mission Store is always accepting donations of clothing, linens, kitchen items, electronics, household items, and personal care items, but there is more urgent need in the following categories: Women’s clothing Men’s clothing Children’s clothing Pots and pans Dishes and cutlery Towels and bedding If you or anyone you know has any of these items that