Julie (right) and Terri Louch, our new London Program Manager, in front of Woodfield Gate.
Woodfield Gate will open its doors to 67 people this summer. The new building, which Indwell is leasing for the time being from the builder, is located at 356 Dundas Street in downtown London, on a bus route and near churches, a park, and many other local amenities.
We are partnering with the Mental Health Care Program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London and the Canadian Mental Health Association – Middlesex to identify and welcome new tenants who are seeking supportive housing to continue their journey toward wellness.
“Many of the patients we serve require access to safe, enhanced, supportive housing that enables recovery and assists them to be successful tenants and community members,” explains Jodi Younger, Vice-President, Patient Care and Quality, St. Joseph’s Health Care London. “As noted in the first report from the Premier’s Health Council, the solutions to ending hallway medicine lay outside the walls of hospitals. This type of integrative solution, where housing is a part of the health care strategy, is the type of innovation needed in our community. It removes barriers to discharge and creates capacity in the system for those requiring access to inpatient care.”
Another site in London—at 744 Dundas Street, just east of downtown—is in the planning stages, and envisions 75 one‑bedroom apartments. With two programs, bringing hope and homes to over 140 people, we are excited about the impact we will have in London!