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Community Vitality Grant Prevents Family Homelessness

On November 7th, the London Community Foundation announced recipients of the 2018 Community Vitality Grants. The excitement and anticipation in the room were palpable and those of us who attended on behalf of Mission Services of London could hardly contain our enthusiasm. We were there to accept a $250,000 Community Vitality Grant in support of

Give meals – change lives in the new year

Every year-end, tax-deductible donation you give by December 31, 2018 will help provide the nourishment, shelter, showers and hope for those who need them most. During the harsh winter months, the cold weather can be dangerous for someone living on the streets. They are living on the edge every day, and your generosity will make

Fall 2018 Curb Notes – Issue 34

We are pleased to feature Men’s Mission in this issue of Curb Notes. A big thank you goes out to each of you that helped us to Fill Up the Bus on August 21st! There were 125 backpacks, 75 lunch bags, and over 1500 additional school items collected to send to the children at Rotholme

Be the Good Samaritan

One of my favourite stories is known as the Parable of the Good Samaritan.  For those unfamiliar with this tale, it is meant to answer the question, “who is my neighbour?” Or perhaps the more accurate question, “am I being a neighbour?” Basically, the story is about an individual who gets beaten up while travelling

Economics of Homelessness Only a Piece of the Puzzle

A large part of the conversation around homelessness is how much homelessness costs taxpayers in monetary terms. It is fair to say that there are economics involved in funding resources for those experiencing homelessness so they remain supported in their journey towards more stable housing. However, the financial aspect is only a piece of what

Men’s Mission – Forging Connections

There are a multitude of situations that lead men to the Men’s Mission doors. Some men are suffering from mental illness (or illnesses), others are struggling with substance abuse, and there are men wrestling with the criminal justice system; there are also men who are in precarious housing situations or are dealing with conflict in

Pursuing a New Life – Mike

Mike first came into contact with Men’s Mission many years ago. At that time in his life he was still very transient – picking up and moving without a moment’s notice. “At that time, I couldn’t tell you why I did it,” Mike explains about his constant moving, “but I would stay in a place

Healing through Healthy Connections

Quintin Warner House (QWH) is a unique program Mission Services of London (MSL) provides in the city of London and the South West Local Health Integration Network (SW LHIN) – a regional body encompassing Bruce, Elgin, Huron, Oxford, Perth and Middlesex counties as well as parts of Grey and Norfolk counties. QWH is unique in

Safe Harbour and Recovery at Quintin Warner House

Quintin Warner House (QWH) does things a little bit differently. It is a branch of Mission Services of London that treats men struggling to break free of addiction through a four-month long, live-in program. The care these men receive over their four month stay at QWH makes this a program more intensive and distinct from