Gathering Place health services

COVID-19 update: Gathering Place

July 15, 2020: Programming remains limited. It will gradually be restored in-line with public health guidelines. We're currently offering:

Meal service:

  • 9am to 11am
  • Noon to 2:30pm
  • 5pm to 7pm

Hand-washing and sanitizing options are provided before and after receiving meals.


Shower service daily between 9:30am and 5:30pm.

Washrooms are available from 9am to 7:30pm.


Laundry service daily:

  • Dropoff:
    • 9am to 10am 
    • Noon to 1pm 
    • 3pm to 4pm
  • Pickup:
    • 2pm
    • 4:30pm 
    • 6pm

Drop in space:

  • 9:15am to 2:30pm
  • 3:30pm to 7:45pm

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The Gathering Place health centre offers free laundry and shower facilities and other basic hygiene services including access to clothing, and delousing.

Low-cost supplies like toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, laundry detergent, bleach, and fabric softener are sold.

Show ID or a membership card to access our laundry facilities and showers.

Laundry

The Gathering Place laundry facilities are open from 10:00am — 6:00pm daily. Detergent is supplied.

Laundry must be washed, dried, and picked up on the same day. Each patron is limited to one load per day. Sleeping bags can be washed between 10:00am — 11:00am.

Laundry takes around 90 minutes to wash and dry. Borrow a bathrobe and slippers from the health centre while you wait for your laundry to finish. Get your last load into the machine by 6:00pm and pick up by 7:30pm.

Showers

The health centre has four shower rooms and one accessible shower and bathtub. Showers operate on a first come, first served basis. The health centre can supply shampoo and towels.

Haircuts

We offer basic haircuts when a licensed hairdresser is available.

Clothing

Free clothing is available in the Gathering Place donation room

Donation room: A membership card is required to access the donation room, where two free items of clothing per week can be selected.

Items to borrow: Items include men's suits, shoe care equipment, and clothing irons.

Sewing and mending: When a volunteer with sewing skills is available, the health centre offers basic clothing repairs.

Other health services

Treatments for scabies and lice are available by appointment.