Canadian Mental Health Association

Site: London - Centre of Hope

Service: Housing First Program

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-433-1071 ext 4400
Toll Free Phone 1-855-668-0624
Fax 519-438-5808 ext 4420
Primary Contact Nedrita Shemshedini, Manager, Supportive Independent Living; Phone: 519-433-1071; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Community-based housing support services * Housing Stability Worker assists with locating and securing housing * develops an action plan to meet client's needs * action plan includes goal setting and strategies to work towards community stability

Supports may include:
  • finding and securing permanent housing
  • support with activities of daily living (cooking, cleaning)
  • support with community appointments and grocery shopping
  • financial/budgeting needs
  • crisis management and/or prevention
  • substance use and addiction support
  • support in addressing physical and mental health needs
  • information and referral to community resources and services
  • building community relationships and support networks
  • community recreation and leisure activities
Hours Daily 9am-5pm
Areas Served London ; Middlesex County
Boundaries London and area
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Adults and youth 16 years and older with a serious mental illness * people who are homeless, have a history of homelessness, or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless and who do not have any formal community supports * may not be treatment ready but would benefit from and should be open to support with housing security, learning activities of daily living, harm reduction, and support with reintegration into the community
Application London Homeless Prevention By-Name List through local shelters and London Cares Outreach
Languages English ; French
Fees Free
Agency Information
Established 1950
Primary Executive Dean Astolfi, Director, Supportive Housing; Email:
Funding Provincial - SWLHIN ; WOTCH (Paymaster)
Site Information
Site Location London (North)
Located In Community London
Address & Map
281 Wellington St
London, ON N6B 2L4
Intersection Wellington St and Horton St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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