An innovative partnership between The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in London, Ont., and King’s University College’s School of Social Work offers free counselling services to individuals and families impacted by homelessness, substance use recovery, mental health and other traumas.
“We are grateful for this collaboration with King’s University College as this- will significantly help London’s most vulnerable access essential counselling services with the goal of achieving long-term positive outcomes that will create a pathway of stability,” says Jon DeActis, executive director, Centre of Hope.
“Professional one-on-one counselling services are a vital component in addressing root causes of personal adversity. This will complement existing programs offered at the Centre of Hope to help those we serve.”
The free counselling and support program began in January and will continue until the end of July, before starting up again in September.
“King’s School of Social Work is excited to expand our partnership with the Centre of Hope where we can provide free accessible direct practice social work support to its service users,” says M.K. Arundel, co-ordinator of field education at King’s School of Social Work. “This is a collaborative effort providing supplementary support to our hard-working front line and rich learning opportunities for our students in preparation for their professional practice."
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