COVID-19 Drop-In Centres/Location Support

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)
CURRENT HOUSING
FOCUSED SHELTER
SUPPORT LOCATIONS
Oct. 20

Shelter and support are currently provided as follows:
 CFOC and FLFOH still operate drop in centres at their current
locations. CFOC Mon – Fri 5pm – 7pm, Sat/Sun 12-4pm. FLFOH 6 – 8 am
and pm Mon-Fri
 Existing Emergency shelters at Cornerstone Community Association
Oshawa (905-433-0254); Muslim Welfare Home Whitby (1-866-666-
1115); Durham Youth Services (905-239-9477)
 Violence Against Women shelters at The Denise House (1-800-263-
3725); Herizon House (1-866-437-4066), Y’s Wish (1-888-576-2997)
and Bethesda House (1-800-338-3397).
 Safe sleep beds and support at Mission United from 10:00 am to 3 pm
Monday to Friday.
 Monday and Tuesday support at the Ajax Hygiene Hub from 9 -1 at
the Ajax Community Centre.

As our Built for Zero work continues, the goal of which is to end Homelessness in Durham Region by 2024, these locations are working with patrons who are homeless to add their names to the By-Name List.

MISSON UNITED
At the Back Door Mission
66 Simcoe St. South
Oshawa
Oct. 20

Showers will be available by appointment between 2:00 to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday beginning the week of September 7th. Please speak to the Coordinator on-site to make an appointment.

Washrooms will be open daily from 9:00 to 5:00 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, Ontario Works, John Howard Society and Pinewood Centre.

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
 Footcare is currently not available.
 Ontario Works support on-site.
 Pinewood Centre on-site.
 John Howard Society on-site Tuesdays and Thursdays

GATE 3:1664 Albany St, OshawaOct. 20

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 and Thursdays

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.

FIRST LIGHT
FOUNDATION OF HOPE
253 Simcoe St S, OshawaOct. 20

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

Monday-Friday
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, OshawaOct. 20

• 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.
Schedule
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, OshawaOct. 20

CLOSED
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.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14hk7-
A7ojiFQVrtWoJEDY7p_Z6UojcU7?usp=sharing

CHRISTIAN FAITH
OUTREACH CENTRE WARMING
STATION

158 Harwood Ave. S, Ajax
158 Harwood Ave. S, AjaxOct. 20

OPEN:
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
washrooms

CHRISTIAN FAITH OUTREACH
Doors of Compassion
158 Harwood Ave. S, AjaxOct. 20

Starting Nov 1, 2020, CFOC-DOC (Christian Faith Outreach Centre-Doors of Compassion) will be expanding its drop-in centre to include a 20 bed low barrier housing-focused emergency shelter.
We are located in the downtown core of Ajax at 158 Harwood Ave. S. CFOC-DOC (partner agency for IOTC Camp Samac) can be accessed through screening at any two of the partnering community hubs located in Ajax and Oshawa.

The shelter will be open 24/7 and will accommodate up to 20 individuals 18 years or older. Guests will receive 3 meals, snacks, beverages, a bed and access to showers and laundry. As a housing focused shelter, guests will also have access to community supports such as OW and ODSP, house search assistance through community partners like The Salvation Army, crisis supports, ID replacement and spiritual care.

Ajax Hub Hours:
Monday & Tuesday: 9am – 1pm
Ajax Community Centre: 75 Centennial Road 905-427-8811
Friday: 9am – 11am
McLean Community Centre: 95 Magill Drive
905-428-7711

Oshawa Hub Hours:
Daily from 9am – 4pm
Back Door Mission: 66 Simcoe Street South (Bagot Street entrance)
905-728-4664
For more information please contact:
doc@cfoc.ca or call 905.619.1109

JOHN HOWARD
SOCIETY
Oct. 20

Harm Reduction Services are being offered at all of the JHS offices. New
Hours are:

Oshawa – Monday to Friday 8am – Noon and 1- 4pm
Whitby – Monday to Thursday 8am- 4 pm
Fridays 8 am – 2:30 pm
Bowmanville – Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Evening Harm Outreach continues 6pm – 11pm by phone.
All hours and phone numbers are posted at all offices.
Other Programs Clients will continue to be supported via phone and email.
Resource rooms are not open to the public but staff are available by phone to assist clients with
 Housing search, eviction prevention, landlord mediation, advocacy
 Forms and applications such as housing stability funds, OESP, rental
applications, Canadian birth certificates
 Referrals to community resources

Please call:
Bowmanville: 289-927-2419
Oshawa: 905-926-7929
Whitby: 905-926-8073

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
COUNCIL DURHAM
(CDCD)
Oct. 20

CDCD is currently available through phone and email only. The agency is
closed to the community at this time.
Please see Housing Security and Street Outreach for specific programs.

AJAX COMMUNITY
CENTRE HYGIENE HUB
 75 Centennial Rd, AjaxOct. 20

VHA Home Health Care is coordinating ARI screening and direction to Public Health for COVID positive clients.
We are also offering box lunches, snacks, and beverages on-site as well as,
shower and bathroom facilities “Ajax Hygiene Hub”. Cell phone charging and Wi-Fi available onsite.
Additionally there are VHA staff on-site for connections to referrals,
community resources and informal counselling.
We are also accepting donations at the main entrance of the Center to
support the Ajax Community Center and Dunbarton High school hygiene Hubs. The Public can contact Ajax Community Center for more information
905-427-8811.

Effective September 8, the Ajax HUB will only be open on Monday and
Tuesday’s from 9am – 1pm.