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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

COVID-19 Updates

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic has changed life for all of us in many new and unsettling ways. At Mission Services of London, we are committed to serving those in our community who are experiencing – or at risk of – homelessness, mental illness, addiction, and poverty. Unfortunately, many of those experiencing homelessness are among

#GivingTuesdayNow 2020 – Thank You!

On Tuesday, May 5th, the London community stood together in unity for #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving as an emergency response to COVID-19. Thank you! You deployed your individual power of generosity to remain connected, to help those in need, and to heal as a community. We received more than $7,700 during #GivingTuesdayNow time

#GivingTuesdayNow 2020

On Tuesday May 5th, Mission Services of London is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to COVID-19. As the pandemic unfolds, Mission Services of London, an essential service provider, continues to help individuals and families who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness, addiction, mental illness and

Save the Date for #GivingTuesdayNow: May 5, 2020

On Tuesday May 5th, we are participating in Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to COVID-19. As the pandemic progresses, Mission Services of London is providing help and support for those most vulnerable among us through access to safe shelter, healthy meals, and much more. We invite

Housing First, then Stability – a word from Executive Director, Peter Rozeluk

The Rotholme Family Shelter Housing First program that we know of as PHAF (Prevention of Homelessness Among Families) has three components: Housing Diversion, Housing Selection, and Housing Stability. I am going to focus on Housing Stability. Housing Stability includes the things necessary for families to retain their housing when it is found. Housing Stability is

A Busy, Exciting Summer at Rotholme Family Shelter

It has been a busy summer at Rotholme Family Shelter. Dellah and Sierra, the Child Activity Workers for Rotholme’s Summer Day Camp have been hard at work. They have been planning, implementing and coordinating lots of fun activities, trips, and experiences for the children staying in the emergency shelter over the summer. “They’re really active

Thanksgiving Dinner – $3.11

“I often remember experiencing a sense of panic as the sun went down on cold, wet or snowy days,” says Rob about sleeping on the streets. “I would say that these cold days and nights would count among the worst I have ever experienced.” As we prepare our homes for Thanksgiving gatherings, there are many

Advocacy – July 2019 – Quintin Warner House (Addiction Treatment Program)

If you would like to help advocate for the Quintin Warner House program, please fill out, sign, and send the advocacy letter to your MPP and/or the Minister of Health. The letters are addressed, all you have to fill out is your name and signature. If you wish, there is space below your signature to

Resilience Above All

I have wondered about various strands of information I have heard recently: community support and opposition to supervised consumption sites; funding announcements and withdrawals; opioid crisis, to name a few. Collectively, the information suggests that we have a problem – NOT “they” have a problem, NOT London has a problem, but WE have a problem.