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The Gathering Place

Posted by & filed under Employment & Unemployment, LGBTQ Services, Life skills, Resources.

Phone: 604-665-2391

Address: 609 Helmcken Street, Vancouver BC


The Gathering Place Community Centre offers programs and services to the Downtown South community. We primarily serve vulnerable populations, including people on lower income, people with disabilities, seniors, people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, the LGBTQ community, youth, and people who are homeless.

We provide accessible and engaging programs with a focus on food and nutrition, health, education, recreation, arts and culture, and community development.
Open 10am-8pmm, 7 days/week

Other services include:

  • recreational facilities
  • access to resources and health services
  • free clothing, showers & laundry
  • art programs (pottery, photography, painting)
  • Youth Worker available to talk and give referrals

Does not provide a shelter (except a part-time emergency shelter in the winter), but can offer referrals and information for these.