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LMHC’s property at 85 Walnut Street has recently suffered a tragic fire. We are extremely thankful that our residents are safe, and their lives are slowly getting back to normal.

We care about our tenants, and always encourage them to buy tenant insurance for their homes, so that their belongings are covered in case of fire, flood or theft.

If you are a tenant living in social housing, you can buy inexpensive tenant insurance from SoHoInsurance.ca.

If you get social benefits from Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), the cost of tenant insurance can be covered under your housing allowance. Please talk to your OW or ODSP caseworker for more information.

Did you know? Many tenants living on low incomes don't purchase tenant insurance because they think they can't afford it, but then in times of crisis regret that their home contents are not insured.

http://www.london-housing.ca/wordpress/?p=1015

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"...barely half of working adults in the Toronto and Hamilton regions have full-time employment with benefits and job security. It notes that precarious work in the region has increased by 50 per cent in the past 20 year."
http://www.londoncommunitynews.com/news-story/2079835-new-thinking-needed-to-support-workers-in-unstable-jobs/  
Did you know? 55% of LMHC rely on social benefits as their main source of income.

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“Many individuals think that homelessness doesn’t affect all levels,” Chalmers said. “They often think people choose to be homeless or haven’t played their cards right. But, homelessness can happen in the snap of a finger.”
 
http://www.thelondoner.ca/2013/02/22/kuc-students-reach-out-to-citys-homeless  
Did you know? 9 out of every 10 new LMHC tenants come from the high needs category.

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The Coldest Night of the Year walk is a Canada-wide 5-km and 10-km fundraising walk in support of the hungry, homeless and hurting across Canada. Participants can join in teams or as individuals, or sign onto an already formed team.
 
http://www.lfpress.com/2013/02/19/coldest-night-of-the-year-event-supported  
Did you know? Up to 9 out of every 10 new LMHC tenants come from the high needs category.

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"Let us join together to create a space to commemorate these lives lost because every life matters."
 
http://www.mysistersplacelondon.ca/?p=486  
Did you know? Up to 9 out of every 10 new LMHC tenants comes from the high needs or homeless categories.

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"The link between chronic homelessness and mental illness is widely acknowledged, but not fully understood. This new investment by the Government of Ontario, which has been a champion of the Housing First approach for some time, is significant. It means that the people who have been helped by the At Home/Chez Soi project will continue to receive the support they need."

http://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2013/02/ontario-supporting-people-living-with-mental-illness.html

Did you know? An affordable home is a key ingredient in supporting people with challenges related to chronic mental illness and homelessness.

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WOTCH calendars now all on one webpage:
Community Integration and Life Management Program
WOTCH Centre Meal Calendar
WOTCH Clinical Services Calendar
My Sister’s Place program and supports calendars

http://wotch.org/support-services/program-calendars

Did you know? LMHC partners with WOTCH to provide affordable homes for WOTCH clients.

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How does homelessness affect health? New summary from poverty and housing advocate Abe Oudshoorn.
 
http://abeoudshoorn.com/blog/?p=827  
Did you know? Up to 9 out of every 10 new LMHC tenants comes from the high needs category.

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"While the city’s sole welfare office is in the core, only eight per cent of Ontario Works clients live there, according to a report from city administrators. Homes for the remaining 92 per cent of recipients are split almost equally among the other areas picked for new offices."
 
http://metronews.ca/news/london/549082/downtown-london-ontario-works-office-will-close-reopen-in-five-new-locationsns/  
Did you know? 55% of LMHC tenants rely on social benefits as their main source of income.

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Last week, a London woman was reported missing by her family. She wasn't missing long, a few hours -- maybe less. But they were worried about her health and her safety. Police issued a release and the woman was found almost immediately.

Last year, a London woman was reported missing by her family. She was missing longer -- maybe a few days or so, they weren't sure. She was a drug addict and had dabbled in the sex trade and it wasn't rare for her to go a few days before returning home to her parents. Police issued a news release saying she was missing. She's still missing.

The difference: The woman lost-and-found last week lives a pretty mainstream life. The woman who went missing last year was living a so-called "high-risk lifestyle," a lifestyle conducive to going missing.
 
http://www.lfpress.com/2013/02/09/at-risk-and-missing-when-the-invisible-vanish  
Did you know? Upd to 9 out of every 10 new LMHC tenants comes from the high risk category.
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