Welcome to the London Community Chaplaincy!
Formerly, the Southdale and Limberlost Chaplaincies
A New Chapter begins…
After more than a year of
diligent work by the Board of the Southdale Chaplaincy and Limberlost
Chaplaincy we are happy to announce the creation of the London Community
Chaplaincy – the result of the unification of these two organizations!
Thanks to the support of
the London Community Foundation who provided a grant to fund the
facilitation process under the leadership of Maria Sanchez Keane and the
Centre for Organizational Effectiveness. This unification has brought
together the strengths of both founding organizations! Now together,
the London Community Chaplaincy (LCC) can provide more resources and
programs to the resident communities at Southdale and Limberlost.
Building on decades of
solid work, the London Community Chaplaincy will continue to work with
the community members of the housing complexes at Southdale and
Limberlost. The families at Southdale and Limberlost have many
strengths and great resilience. But it isn’t always easy to meet the
challenges of living in circumstances of poverty. The LCC strives to
work with families to help connect them with resources, provide advocacy
with outside agencies when invited, help build bridges between the faith
communities who support us and the communities we serve and to provide
quality children’s programming.
We are excited by the new
opportunities that lay ahead. As a result of the unification we have
hired two new full time staff; Crystal Hudson is the new Community
Builder and will focus her work around adults in the communities and
Yordanos Woldemariam who is responsible for the children’s programming
on both sites. Kate Ballagh-Steeper, the Chaplain at Southdale for the
past five years is continuing as Chaplain for LCC. Kate is available to
speak to your church, group or service club to share the Good News of
this important and vibrant ministry, just contact the office!