Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre – George Street United Church

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Physical Address:              Mailing Address:
130 George Street West       25 Buchanan Street
St. John’s, NL A1C 5L4         St. John’s, NL A1C 0A4

Tel: (709) 726-8775             Email: contact@jimmyprattcentre.ca
Fax: (709) 726-8780            Website: http://jimmyprattcentre.ca

Mandate:

To provide food, companionship and support to those facing homelessness or poverty.

Target population:

Individuals in the downtown core of St. John’s.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Part of George Street United Church Outreach Programming
  • Friendship Corner: Visitors can relax and watch some TV or a video, or even surf the internet.
    • Computer Access Program: Computer access is available for those who want to search for jobs, send an e-mail or just browse the internet.
  • Hot lunch every Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Soup Kitchen
  • Hot Breakfast every Monday Morning for the winter months (Jan-Mar) from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Senior’s Inclusion Program Committee (SIPC): Delivers regularly scheduled programs and special events from the outreach centre. Objectives of the Senior’s Inclusion Program are:
    • Provide a venue for social interaction
    • Provide an exercise program suitable to their age groups
    • Create a welcoming and friendly environment
    • Keep patrons informed on issues of interest and concern and opportunities for change
    • Offer healthy lunch menus each week
  • Hot Soup Cool Jazz Fundraiser: Gourmet soup competition in support of ending poverty and homelessness in our community.
  • Gifts with Vision: Jimmy Pratt is one of the registered charities included in the Gifts with Vision Calendar—a national program coordinated by the United Church of Canada. Last year, the program generated over $450,000 which was distributed among 30 charities included in the Gifts with Vision Calendar.