COVID-19 Drop-In Centres

Cell Phone Charging Locations
These locations are available for cellphone charging depending on availability.  Please let staff know that you would like to charge before plugging in.
•Christian Faith Outreach Centre – Doors of Compassion (Ajax)
•Ajax Hygiene Hub (also has Wi-Fi)
•The Refuge
•Gate 3:16 (please speak to manager first)
•Backdoor Mission (Mission United)
•First Light Foundation of Hope (during open hours)
At the Back Door Mission
66 Simcoe St. South
July 13th

MISSION UNITED is open at the Backdoor Mission. The Backdoor Mission is open daily from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm for hot lunch and washrooms.

Washrooms will be open all day until 7:00 pm. Other programming (below) will run from 10 am – 3 pm Monday to Friday. Partners on site include CMHA-Durham, Region of Durham Primary Care Outreach Program, Durham Mental Health Services and Aids Committee of Durham Region.

All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 testing and linked with assessments and isolation locations if necessary. Visitors will have access to several stations:
• Take-out Hot Lunch Program (10 am – 1pm), and food Basket
• Mental Health Support and Safe Sleep
• Health Clinic for primary care and psychiatric support
• Withdrawal Management & Harm Reduction
• Housing Navigation & Supplies (Housing, Find a Bed, Outdoor Supplies)
•Registration for the IOTC program at Camp Samac from 9 am to 7 pm daily. Transportation is provided.
•Footcare on Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
•Ontario Works support on-site.

GATE 3:1664 Albany St, OshawaJuly 13th

We now are in our regular hours during the week:

Monday to Thursday 8am to 2pm

Friday 8am to 1pm

Saturdays; Every Second and Fourth Saturday of each month we serve lunch at approximately 11 / 11:30 am and we are usually finished by the latest 2pm. This is hosted by a local church located in Whitby and on our premises.

Sundays Every Sunday at 3pm, a Pastor comes from a local church to our premises. He conducts a quick church service and then serves a BBQ / meal.

•Free laundry services.
•Showers and washrooms available during opening hours.
•Clothing is also distributed on Tuesdays only.

Once we are into full stream, podiatrist service and medical services available on specific days. Days to be determined once COVID19 precautions are over and past.

253 Simcoe St S, OshawaJuly 13th

Open Monday to Friday: 6-8 am & pm
6 am to 8 am
Breakfast to go
Hot Sandwich, Snack Bag, Coffee, juice and water

6 pm – 8 pm
Dinner to go
Pizza, Hot Meal in a Cup, Coffee, water
Cell phones can be charged while we are open

THE REFUGE300 Court St, OshawaJuly 13th

Given the move to Phase 2 and that many locations have reopened for washrooms, The Refuge will be going back to

• Serving youth aged 16-26 only,

• Monday to Friday breakfast and lunch will be served on our backyard patio.

• Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Bathroom will remain open between 9:00am-2pm. Shower will be available (only one shower stall available) while we are open.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Breakfast and Lunch 9-2.
Shower 9-2
Washroom 9-3:30

The Living Room Community
Art Studio
300 Court St, OshawaJuly 13th

Online events: If you want to participate, we invite you to subscribe to our pages on YouTube (The LivingRoom Community Art Studio) and Twitter (@LvngRmArt) & keep an eye out for announcements here.

158 Harwood Ave. S, AjaxJuly 13th


CFOC-DOC is open effective May 4th Mon-Fri from 5pm – 7pm & Sat/Sun
12:00pm – 4pm for light refreshments, warm-up, phone charging and

Overnight sleep, meals and 24/7 support is at Camp Samac at the IOTC Program. Please access this program by registering at the Backdoor Mission at 66 Simcoe St. South Oshawa or at the Ajax Hygiene Hub at the Ajax Community Centre.