The Gathering Place 

Address: 172 Military Road, PO Box 1761, St. John’s NL A1C 5P5 

Tel: (709) 753-3234 Email: 
Twitter: @GatheringNL  
Facebook: @gatheringstjohns 


The Gathering Place is a non-profit, street level, community service centre that provides a primary health care collaborative to persons who are homeless or precariously housed, through health and social supports in an inclusive, low barrier setting.

Target Population:

All adults over the age of 26. 

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

  • Health Clinic is currently being operated from 193 LeMarchant Road Phone: 709-777-1190 
  • Mental Health and Addictions Counselor: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
  • Hot Meal Program:
    • Hot breakfast Mon- Sunday 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 
    • Noon meal 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM 
    • Supper: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM  
  • Case Management onsite Monday-Saturday 
  • Dental services; please contact the front desk for more information 
  • Social Supports:
    • Showers 
    • Laundry/clothing 
    • Food 
    • Social Inclusion 
    • Computer Access/literacy 
    • Clothing Boutique
    • Home Support Program
    • Sewing services for those who need minor clothing repairs
    • Annual Flu Clinic
    • Annual Income Tax Clinic
    • Message centre for Guests who have no fixed address
    • Advocacy with government and health/social agencies
    • Elevator and other aids to enable people with disabilities to access services
  • Work empowerment: work-based projects such as art and community garden. 
  • Guest Empowerment Activities: Grief and loss group, peer support group, listening post, my sister’s kitchen, library, weekly mindfulness and DVD exchange.  
  • Informal social activities (safe, comfortable places to read, listen to music, watch TV, play cards, enjoy bingo and other games, play guitar and piano)
  • Art classes, craft sessions and other creative pursuits
  • Music room with pianos and guitars for guest usage. 
  • Building Skills: Individuals can learn new skills
    • Art is Therapy
    • Writing Group
    • Vegetable Garden

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