The Gathering Place is a Community Health Centre committed to building community, promoting equality and providing food, clothing, medical and dental help, and counselling services to vulnerable individuals in our community.
The programs and services of The Gathering Place are offered primarily to people who are homeless or live in less than desirable housing conditions, people who are often unemployed and to people who do not have adequate social supports at this time in their lives.
The Gathering Place welcomes people aged 26 and older. Many of the Guests have complex issues ranging from physical illness and mental health problems to learning disabilities and addictions. Guests are victims of abuse, income support recipients, or are low income earners. Guests are younger and older, street people, and people falling through the cracks. The Guests of The Gathering Place come from all parts of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The goal of The Gathering Place is to foster among Guests independence, self-respect and dignity. Further, interdependence and personal growth are cultivated through a network of community partnerships.
For 25 years, The Gathering Place has provided a caring and nurturing environment with services that now include 3 hot meals served Monday to Friday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. As well as:
- Medical Clinic
- Dental Clinic
- Clothing Boutique
- Laundry Facilities
- Computer Lab
- Arts and Crafts Room
- Writing Group
- Music Room
- Community/Social spaces