A message to our community from President and CEO Roy Butler: Indigenous-led winter shelter
We are pleased to share that St. Joseph’s is once again working in partnership with Atlohsa Family Healing Services (Atlohsa) and the City of London, to assist in a solution for our Indigenous community members in need. 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.
Beginning in early December 2022, the stand-alone building formerly known as the Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) in Zone J on the grounds of our Parkwood Institute site (corner of Commissioners Road and Wellington Road), will be provided as a temporary Indigenous-led winter shelter.
This shelter is expected to be in place until Spring 2023, with funding being provided by the City of London. The Atlohsa team will oversee and provide 24/7 support, maintaining this as an independent and self-sufficient shelter.
St. Joseph’s 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.
Thank you to Atlohsa, the City of London and the leaders and staff at St. Joseph’s who worked together to create this solution.
President and CEO