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Libro Credit Union Challenge

A big thank you to Libro Credit Union for helping to draw attention to the Prevention of Homelessness Among Families program (PHAF) – a vitally needed support for families in need in our community. The program helps families avoid a stay in shelter altogether – and when that is not possible, to exit emergency shelter

Scan Away Hunger™ 2021 Virtual Cooking Contest

Can you plan a nourishing meal for 10 people with a budget of $31.11? Show us your meal planning skills for a chance to win a $50 restaurant gift card and the opportunity to have your main dish served for neighbours in need at one of our branches! Who can enter: Anyone in the London

The Mission Store – Community Hub

From its beginnings in the 1960s as a room in the basement of the Men’s Mission to its current 20,000 square foot retail location, the Mission Store has never wavered from meeting our neighbours’ needs while acting as a hub for the community. The Mission Store has received notable recognition over the last several years.

“We just kept doing what we were doing”: The Legacy of the Women’s Auxiliary

The answer was a quick “yes” when a friend asked Gail McCall to join the Women’s Auxiliary to Mission Services of London. “As far as I was concerned, they had done so much for me that I said ‘I’ll do whatever you need!’” she recalls. Gail worked at what started as the Women’s Mission, later

The Perfect Fit: Work Placement Success

When the Covid-19 pandemic temporarily closed the doors for in-person shopping at the Mission Store, Alexandra Jiménez saw another door open. “Our online stores were the only way to make sales so there was a lot of work.” Alexandra introduced new platforms for the store – Poshmark to sell clothing and Amazon for books, while

Fall 2021 Curb Notes Issue 46 – Mission Store

Featured Stories You are Invited to the 2021 Virtual Hope Banquet & Silent Auction The Mission Services of London Hope Banquet & Silent Auction will be held virtually on November 25, 2021. Keynote Speaker Liz Murray (right) will share her journey of determination, hope and hard-won success. The child of drug-addicted parents, Murray began experiencing

Thank you for all you do

Through the many challenges of this past year, your generous support and kindness has been a source of hope and joy—not only for us, but for the people we serve. We’re expecting thousands of neighbours to turn to us this Thanksgiving season. Thanks to you, they will find the help they need. Because of you,

Back to School at Rotholme

The backpacks are filled, lunches made and new shoes have been tied – it’s time for kids to head back to school. Ten kids left Rotholme Family Shelter this morning, ranging in ages from Junior Kindergarten to grade 10. “There was a lot of running around and a lot of feelings,” says Rebecca Fisher, a

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

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