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.

The Times They Are A-Changin’ at Quintin Warner House

As the saying goes, “The only thing that is constant is change.” This past winter, news spread of the changes occurring to Quintin Warner House’s live-in addiction treatment program due to a budget gap that could no longer be filled by generous donors. The changes were effective as of April 1, 2019, and through the

Long Road to Recovery: Paul’s Story

Paul grew up in a small town, “It was small town life, not much to do,” he muses. His foray into experimenting with drugs and alcohol began at a rather young age. In grade seven, he and his friends were attending school dances drunk. While he had started smoking weed as well, at this point

Dehydration. Heat Stroke. You Can Help Our Struggling Neighbours.

It’s a matter of life and death on the streets of London. Environment Canada reports we are in the midst of a weekend-long heatwave . And when temperatures surge, it’s our most vulnerable neighbours—the ones experiencing homelessness—who suffer most. They face the threat of dehydration, heat stroke, or even death. But there is some good

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Mission Services of London (MSL) begins the celebration of its volunteers with an acknowledgement that MSL does not and cannot exist without the faithful service of hundreds of volunteers each year throughout the entrire organization. Indeed, during its 68 year existence, thousands upon thousands of our London neighbours have made our community a lovely, welcoming

A Walk to Remember: Raising Awareness and Funds for those Experiencing Homelessness

The Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) walk, which Mission Services hosted for the eighth time in our city, is a national event where communities from Newfoundland to British Columbia walk to raise awareness and funds for those experiencing homelessness. Perhaps it’s a more symbolic event name than apt, since the weather for walk day

2018 Fundraiser Event Updates

Nearly $113,000 raised! Thank you! Thank you for joining us for a night of inspiration around the good work being done through the Men’s Mission at the 2018 Fall Banquet & Silent Auction. Your support provides nutritious meals, warm shelter and more to those in need. We hope to see you for the 2019 event

Lifting Communities: The Volunteer Factor

I feel honoured and privileged to be the Volunteer Relations Coordinator here at Mission Services of London. In this role, I get the opportunity to work alongside an amazing group of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds who have come together to share their gifts and give their time to help those in need. Volunteers

Gifts of Thanks

Thank you to Kiwanis Club of Forest City – London! Thank you to Kiwanis Club of Forest City – London for your generous $6,000 gift made to the Prevention of Homelessness Among Families (PHAF) program at Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter. Thank you for your continual support of Mission Services and those in need. With

The Thrill of the Treasure Hunt: A Volunteer Story

“I really look forward to seeing what kind of treasures that have been donated to the Store. I genuinely look forward to coming in and coming across a really great find and to be able to appreciate the value it holds,” shares Mission Store volunteer Hugh Cullaton. Hugh has been volunteering for the Mission Store