COVID-19 UPDATE: Public Health protocols require us to modify operations in the best interest of the community we serve, our staff and volunteers. Consistent with the recommendations, while still providing essential services, the following are the latest changes to our services:

+ SERVICE DETAILS (effective March 4/22)

Letter to our volunteers and friends on COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

Dear Community Members,

As the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 continues to unfold in St. John’s, we want you to know that The Gathering Place is taking all precautionary measures possible. We are following a coordinated community response from the Department of Health, Eastern Health and continuing to collaborate with our community partners to ensure appropriate health and safety measures for everyone who interacts with The Gathering Place.

The well-being of the Guests, as well as volunteers, partners and employees who continue to provide exceptional support to a marginalized population, is our priority.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of COVID-19, and the vulnerable population that need our services, we will not be able to accept in-kind donations in person or welcome visitors to our centre until further notice.

More than ever, we are grateful for your monetary donations as we have to purchase much needed supplies and food during this difficult time. Please donate at

We understand that as a community it is through our collective action and commitment to the safety and well-being of everyone that we will reduce the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to provide timely updates through our social media channels.

Thank you for your understanding, patience and continued support as we take the necessary measures to respond to this complex situation.


Paul Davis
Executive Director, The Gathering Place