Salvation Army to close London Bethesda Centre

by Ontario Great Lakes
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    The Salvation Army announced today that, after much consideration and deliberation, the decision has been reached to close its Bethesda Centre located at 54 Riverview Avenue  in London, Ontario.  The Bethesda Centre has faced, and continues to face, serious resource issues and Salvation Army officials have now determined that they can no longer continue to operate this facility with its current challenges.

    The mission at Bethesda has been to provide the highest standard of holistic care to young mothers and their babies since 1955.   The Salvation Army commits to current residents finding suitable alternative accommodation and will not leave any of the moms and babies without adequate support from other community programs and services.

    “The primary concern of Salvation Army officials is for the continued well-being of those under our care” says Lieut.-Colonel Lee Graves, Divisional Commander.  “Our goal moving forward is to ensure the best possible outcomes for the residents and staff.  We also commit that during these days of transition, the high quality of care and service that has always been offered at the London Bethesda Centre will continue”.

    The Salvation Army will continue to serve the people in the London area on a daily basis through our other community programs:

    • The Centre of Hope at 281 Wellington Street
    • The London Community & Family Services Program at 281 Wellington Street
    • The London Village Day Care at 1340 Dundas Street East
    • The Alzheimers Adult Day Program at 1340 Dundas Street East
    • The Respite Care Program at 1340 Dundas Street East
    • The Correctional & Justice Services at 281 Wellington Street
    • The Salvation Army London Citadel a 555 Springbank Drive
    • The Salvation Army Westminster Park Church at 1190 Southdale Rd. East
    • The Salvation Army Hillcrest Community Church at 310 Vesta Road