What we do

Restoring Dignity

Living on the streets can make a person feel like they are nobody at all. Everything we do at The Gathering Place is about helping our Guests feel like they are somebody. We believe that sense of self-worth is at the heart of recovery.

The Essentials

Warm showers, hot meals, clean clothes: Things the average person takes for granted, things our Guests don’t easily come by. But thanks to your kindness, we are able to offer hot meals, warm showers, laundry services, even hair care, to hundreds of people every day, five days a week. Guests leave here feeling better than when they first arrived, and better equipped to face another night beyond our doors.
If you’d like to help us provide the essentials, please click here. Give what you can – money, clothes, toiletries, time. We could really use your help.

Dining Area

Hundreds of people arrive with empty stomachs. We fill them. From Monday to Friday, we serve breakfast and hot lunch in our dining area. We have a chef whose meals promote sustainable food use, local products and zero food waste.

Want to Take Care of Lunch? Buy a meal for 250 people today with this single gesture of kindness. Need to buy something for a loved one who has everything? Consider taking care of lunch for The Gathering Place on their behalf.

Social Area

On the streets, our Guests are ignored and rejected. At The Gathering Place, they find a sense of belonging and acceptance. Our social area is a hub of activity, with Guests sharing stories, playing cards, singing and more. This promotes healthy social behaviours, cooperation, and trust – values that can help them get their lives back on track.
If you’d like your contribution to help support our work in restoring dignity for our guests, please click here.