"This is the first place to accept me at my worst and not judge me. I know I am safe here – it is my second home. I will always be grateful to those who helped me and continue to do so."
Our drop-in centre offers a space where men and women are welcomed, offered a listening ear and given a place to feel like part of the Our Place family. They can use our computer
facilities to apply for jobs and are welcome to take books out of our library. The drop-in centre is a living room for a community of the marginalized, an extended family for people of little means – the homeless, the working poor, pensioners living in poverty, and people with mental and physical disabilities and addictions. For many, home is a park bench or just a tiny room, so the drop-in centre serves as a place to socialize and connect with the community.
Mail and Messaging Centre
For people who may not have a fixed address, a phone, or any way to stay in touch, we offer a mail and messaging service. We receive mail for over 400 people and are able to take phone messages for all of our family members. We also offer a phone and fax machine for people to use for outgoing calls.
Even when someone desperately wants to break free of their addictions, the many steps often make it feel virtually impossible. At Our Place Society, we will help every inch of the way, easing the confusion or pain of the process in any way we can. From doctors’ appointments, applications to detox and treatment facilities, and help finding housing after
the program, our staff are here to assist people get the help they want as soon as they are ready for it.
Vets for Pets
For those who have lost everything, a pet can be the very reason for living. Once per month, the Our Place family members can access free veterinary services in our courtyard. With a local veterinarian donating her services, the Vets for Pets program helped over 280 animals in 2010.
For schedules and program times, visit the Program Info page.