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Community Dinner Program

The Community Dinner program is runs daily during the regular operating season (winter). The program is open to anyone in the community looking for a warm meal and some friendship, accommodating up to 12 participants in the space at a time. Intake Workers are onsite to provide resources and supports upon request.

In respect of those that may choose not to enter the building for health reasons, or who do not wish to identify themselves, or leave identifying information, we are offering a ‘take-out’ option. Those wishing to enter the space for a sit-down meal must complete the health screening and agree to wear a mask while moving about the space. Participants may remove their mask while eating only.

 

Participants must observe social distancing expectations. Tables and chairs will be placed in such a way that it is apparent to guests where to sit. Couple and families may sit together, provided they are socially distanced from other dinner guests.

Hours of operation*:

Daily – Sunday through Saturday

dinner served 5:00PM – 6:45PM

*Hours are subject to change.

Currently operating November through April (winter months) only.

Soup Kitchen

Emergency Overnight Shelter Program

Offers overnight shelter to individuals and couples experiencing homelessness, with no housing alternatives.  As a short-term, housing-focused shelter, the program is intended to bridge the gap between entering homelessness and moving into safe and sustainable housing.  Serving adults and youth (16+), of all genders including transgender people, couples and others who cannot access other local services under harm reduction principles. 

During their stay participants are encouraged to work independently to create a sustainable plan to move to a safe, longer-term housing solution.  Staff are available to assist participants in their housing-related needs during this time, as requested.  This may include, but is not limited to, applications for social services, job and housing searches, education, mental health, or social supports as needed.

Hours of operation*:  

Daily – Sunday through Saturday - 7:30PM – 8:00AM

Intake hours*: 7:30PM – 9:30PM    

No late intakes accepted. No exceptions.

*Hours are subject to change

Currently operating November through April (winter months) only.

Folded Bedding on Tatami Mat

Outreach Program

With a specific focus on prevention of homelessness – serving those living with low-income throughout South Simcoe and the surrounding area, the goal of the Outreach Program is to connect individuals, couples, and families to urgently needed supplies, services, and supports as well as provide emergency assistance to those at-risk of or experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity (housed or otherwise).

 

The Outreach Worker may meet with participants at the shelter building in the daytime to provide access to food, basic needs, showers, and information.  Specially trained volunteers assist when the program is mobile making scheduled stops in pre-determined locations as well as taking appointments to meet at designated places throughout South Simcoe.

Hours of operation*:

Monday to Saturday (no Sunday services)

10:00AM - 6:00PM

 *hours may vary depending on need.

This program operates year-round      

Lunch Bags

Daytime Drop-In Program

A daytime café open to anyone experiencing homelessness, as a safe, warm place to access basic needs, harm reduction supplies, food, shower, internet, and housing-related supports. A computer workstation is available for participant use.  Staff are onsite to provide resources and supports upon  request.

Those wishing to enter the space must complete the health screening and agree to wear a mask while moving about the space. Participants may remove their mask while eating/drinking only.

 

Participants must observe social distancing expectations. Tables and chairs will be placed in such a way that it is apparent to guests where to sit. Couples may sit together, provided they are socially distanced from other participants.

Hours of operation*: 

Daily – Sunday through Saturday

1:00PM - 5:00PM

*Hours are subject to change.

Currently operating November through April (winter months) only.

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