Gathering Place health services

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.


  • 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 10am — 11am.
  • 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. 

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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.

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We offer basic haircuts when a licensed hairdresser is available.


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.