A message to our community from President and CEO Roy Butler 

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Atlohsa Family Healing Services (Atlohsa) and the City of London were in need of a new location for an Indigenous-led winter shelter following a senseless act of arson that destroyed the planned location on River Road. St. Joseph’s Health Care London is pleased to be able to support this urgent need and is providing a location for the shelter on the grounds of our Parkwood Institute site at the corner of Commissioners Road and Wellington Road.

St. Joseph’s has a long history as an organization that cares for the most vulnerable in our society. We believe we must work together as a community to find meaningful solutions that address homelessness in our city.  

The Atlohsa shelter will include two large trailers, two teepees on our site and access to a stand-alone building currently not in use. The Atlohsa team will oversee and provide 24/7 support and services, maintaining this as an independent and self-sufficient shelter for up to 30 Indigenous people experiencing homelessness.

The Parkwood Institute campus serves a multitude of purposes as a place of care, rehabilitation, healing and recovery, a home to our veterans and a proud place to work. This shelter is a welcome addition and is expected to be in place until spring 2022.

I would like to thank Atlohsa, the City of London, and the leaders and staff at St. Joseph’s who worked together to create this solution.
With gratitude, 

Roy Butler 
President and CEO 

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