The Last Resort – Crashbed Program at CMHP

“EVERYONE HAS a different concept and idea of what homelessness is like – a different idea of what it’s like being at risk of homelessness. No one really chooses to be homeless. It’s just that they don’t know what their other options are” says Doug Nemeth, Program Coordinator for Mission Services of London’s Community Mental Health Programs (CMHP). Martha Connoy, Director of CMHP elaborates: “If

Spotlight on CMHP

It’s easy to think of Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) as but one branch of Mission Services of London and forget that CMHP itself comprises several related, yet very distinct, programs. In addition to the Crashbed Program referred to elsewhere in this newsletter, CMHP provides: Transitional Case Management for individuals leaving London hospitals, who also

Lighting Up the Night: Scan Away Hunger Campaign Scores

FOR 21 YEARS Londoners have continued to show strong support for the Scan Away Hunger™ Campaign held each fall. Our 2015 campaign underscored this community responsiveness. Campaign overseer Irma Haggith-Fonseca says that proceeds totalled more than $107,000 for 2015. “We are extremely grateful that for two years consecutively we exceeded our $100,000 goal, which was

Thank you IBM Canada

Thank you IBM Canada for supporting Mission Services of London (MSL) with a Technology Roadmap Grant in 2015. From left: Keith Vincent (MSL Board Member); Peter Rozeluk (ED, MSL); John Kennedy (IBM Representative), Gordon Russell, (Director of Shelters, MSL); Ross Rosier (IBM Representative).  

Rotary Club of London’s Anniversary Project Benefits Rotholme

SINCE 1915, THE Rotary Club of London (often known as the “Downtown Club”) has been an integral part of the fabric of our community, devoting time, talent and treasure to the betterment of our city and the world at large. Members of this service club have lived their philosophy of “service above self” and have 

The StreetLevel Gathering is Oct. 16-17: you are invited to attend

StreetLevel will foster collaboration among those people and organizations addressing poverty, and working to build healthy communities. Our participants are motivated by the good news of justice for all announced by Jesus. Through networking, collaboration, information sharing and celebrating, the StreetLevel Gathering is for you! Friday, October 16 & Saturday, October 17, hosted by The

Back to School Supplies Spells Success

The start of the school year is a varying experience for students. Some are excited. Some are terrified. Others are less than thrilled – regular kid stuff. Along with whatever emotions surface come new supplies to get a good start. At least for most. Extra expenses can be a challenge for families in transition. For the families and children engaged

Thank you Freedom 55 Financial Match

We are grateful to all of the walk teams that participate in our annual Coldest Night of the Year winter walk, including the Freedom 55 Financial team co-captained by Paul Gowan. The members of this team raised pledges that were then matched, dollar for dollar, by Freedom 55. We are grateful for this Matching Gift that provides

Thank you Back to School Campaign Contributors

OUR FAMILY SHELTER, Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter assists families of all shapes and sizes by providing emergency shelter, support and housing assistance in a caring and safe environment. Every August we hold a “Back to School Campaign” for supplies needed by school age children who stay at Rotholme not just in September, but all

Thank you Westminster College Foundation

THERE ARE MAGAZINES and TV shows dedicated to renovations, showing beautiful “after” photos and delighted looks on people’s faces upon completion of projects. A popular project is the bathroom/washroom. Although some are elaborate, they don’t have to be. It’s a basic human need after all. At the Men’s Mission & Rehabilitation Centre, the east wing