Winter 2021 Curb Notes Issue 43 – Rotholme Family Shelter

Featured Stories

Moving Out of Fear and Into Hope

When Mariana* learned that her landlord would be moving into her rental home, she feared that she, her husband, and two children would become homeless. “They were afraid of what was going to happen. They thought, ‘am I going to end up in shelter?’… Read more

Preventing Homelessness among Families amidst a Pandemic

“The Prevention of Homelessness Among Families (PHAF) program helps on various levels. Shelter Diversion helps prevent families from having to come into shelter, Housing Selection helps families staying in shelter to find housing, and Housing Stability supports people moving from shelter into their new home to be self-sufficient,” stated Stacey Wilson… Read more

The Legacy of Rev. Wilfred Schlegel, One of Mission Services of London’s Co-Founders, Continues to Make an Impact on the Organization Today

In the book “From Golden Grain Grows a Mission”–an account of the vision and birth of Mission Services of London, Wilfred Schlegel is described as “a strong, gentle man who projected integrity.” In his daily deeds, Wilfred was motivated to serve others through… Read more

Providing Stable Housing for Families in Need along BRT Corridors

Photo of Mission Services of London's Executive Director, Peter Rozeluk

Several years ago, we chose to focus on programs rather than renovating “bricks and mortar”. The results confirm our decision. Families that enter Rotholme Family Shelter (Rotholme) are given the opportunity to choose to participate in our Housing Stability program which… Read more

You’re Invited to the Coldest Night of the Year Virtual Launch Event!

Join Mission Services of London to:

  • Learn how everyone will be fundraising virtually and walking safely (with their own household only) in their own neighbourhood this year
  • Find out how to receive your goodie box including the 2021 Coldest Night of the Year toque
  • Listen to powerful stories from neighbours with lived experience of homelessness
  • Hear words of inspiration from Executive Director, Peter Rozeluk
  • Play a round of Mission Services of London trivia
  • Start a virtual team or join a team to raise cold hard funds for neighbours in need. It’s easy! Visit today.

Where: Online via Zoom. The link to join the event will be emailed to registrants closer to event day.
When: Mon. Feb. 1 from 3 pm – 4 pm
RSVP: Elaine Keller, Development Officer — Events & Gifts-in-Kind
t: 519-433-2807 ext. 2109  |  e:

2021 Coldest Night of the Year is presented by:

Mission Services of London Estate Planning Webinar

Featuring Tony Lambe, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Take part in a complimentary webinar with Tony Lambe, who will explain legacy giving, why and how one goes about making a gift through one’s will, as well as some of the advantages that such a gift might offer to your loved ones.

We hope you’ll join us to enjoy this very informative session over a hot cup of tea from the comfort of your own home. Please register by Jan. 31, 2021.

Register at:

When: Feb 4, 2021 from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Where: This webinar will be held virtually via Zoom. You will require a computer, speakers, and a microphone in order to participate.

Questions? Please call 519-433-2807 ext. 2134, or visit our website for a list of Frequently Asked Questions:

Thank You!

Rotholme Family Shelter has a new walk-in freezer thanks to the generosity of the Forever Legacy Foundation, The May Court Club of London, and Heartland Farm Mutual. We are so appreciative of your support, kindness, and compassion for struggling families in our community.

The walk-in freezer will provide essential space for storing nutritious ingredients and meals for the families staying with us during their time of need.

We would also like to extend sincere gratitude to McFarlan Rowlands Insurance Company for sponsoring our application for the iHeart Community Fund. Thank you to each of these partners for inspiring hope in our community!

Many Giving Hearts this Giving Tuesday

Dad feeding daughterOn Giving Tuesday, we were thrilled to witness the beautiful generosity and compassion of the London and area community. Thank you to each and every donor for your kind gifts to the annual Scan Away Hunger™ campaign. You have helped bring hope to many neighbours in need by providing them with nourishing, balanced meals.

Each year, three of our five branches, namely Men’s Mission, Rotholme Family Shelter, and Quintin Warner House, provide approximately 200,000 meals to people in need. The funds raised on December 1st through Giving Tuesday, as well as Scan Away Hunger™ which runs through every November and December, will make a significant impact in our ability to offer these meals to those who need them most.

To learn more about Scan Away Hunger™ please visit


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