The number of people coming to The Gathering Place has been steadily increasing. Hundreds of people come through our doors every day, there are over 2000 registered Guests, and we estimate another 1000 more who are unregistered. Many have experienced mental illness, addictions and abuse. We provide much needed services including food, clothing, shelter, and social supports. Everyone who comes to The Gathering Place is treated with dignity and compassion.
No one should be homeless
The Gathering Place has added an emergency overnight shelter for those with no place to go. Since opening in April 2021, over 650 people have used the shelter, with 23,660 admissions in just 2 years.
No one should be cold
Our weather can be extreme. Many people come to The Gathering Place for warmth and comfort. Our Be Kind Boutique provides Guests with donated seasonal clothing, and footwear to help protect them from the elements. Showers and laundry services are also available.
No one should be hungry
Food is such a basic need. It’s hard to believe people in our community struggle every day to find enough food to eat. The Gathering Place provides 3 meals a day, 7 days a week; an average of over 3000 meals are served each week. We also provide a take-out service.