The Gathering Place

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

Tel: (709) 753-3234


The Gathering Place is a non-profit service centre committed to building community, promoting equality and providing nourishment. It exists to meet the needs of people whom society has failed.

Target Population:

The programs and services of the Gathering Place are offered to people 25 years of age or older 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.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Guests of The Gathering Place may avail of the following programs:

  • Noon meal program Monday to Friday
  • Brunch on Saturday
  • Continental Breakfast in social area Monday to Friday
  • Informal social activities (safe, comfortable places to read, listen to music, watch TV, play cards, enjoy bingo and other games, play guitar and piano)
  • Therapeutic Arts
  • Social Enterprise
  • Access to showers
  • Foot Care and Hair Care
  • Access to computers
  • Weekly services of nurses, doctors and social workers
  • Periodic Dental and Eye Clinics
  • Clothing supply boutique
  • Home Support Program
  • Use of washers/dryers
  • Sewing services for those who need minor clothing repairs
  • Designated area for women guests
  • Literacy Program (Teachers on Wheels)
  • Annual Flu Clinic
  • Annual Income Tax Clinic
  • Advocacy with government and health/social agencies
  • Elevator and other aids to enable people with disabilities to access services