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Trinity Community Centre

One City Peterborough has moved to our new location at Trinity Centre (formerly Trinity United Church) at 360 Reid St. 

The Trinity Community Centre (entrance on Simcoe St.) provides a minimum-barrier space for individuals who are marginalized and/or unsheltered in the City of Peterborough, through the provision of two new programs: A daytime drop-in program, and a winter overnight program. 
The programs are being funded through a 3-year service agreement with the City of Peterborough. 

Drop-In: 

1:00pm - 5:00pm, daily
 

The drop-in program provides a daytime space for individuals to access resources, community connection and systems navigation support. During extreme weather events, the program operates for extended hours to provide respite from the elements.

Overnight:

8:00pm - 8:00am, nightly
 

The overnight program at the Centre provides low-barrier accommodations for up to 45 unhoused individuals who are unable to access the current shelter system. This includes individuals who have shelter service restrictions, do not meet eligibility criteria, or who do not feel safe or comfortable accessing those services.

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Location:

360 Reid Street, Peterborough, ON K9H 7G6
Entrance on Simcoe Street

Closest City Transit Stop: 

Stop #: 1137
Location: Simcoe at Rubidge

Contact: 

Program Phone (during operating hours)
705 991-5166

 

Cheyenne Buck, Drop-In Coordinator
705 991-5188 | cbuck@onecityptbo.ca


Overnight Coordinator
705 991-5177 |

Auden Palmer, Director of Outreach Services
705 761-8893 | apalmer@onecityptbo.ca

Services & Supports:

Our goal is to work in partnership with a wide range of organizations and service providers, to develop a collaborative hub approach for guests to access and navigate the services they need to support their wellbeing.

The following services are currently being offered at the drop-in:

Morning Drop-In with E-Fry
Monday - Friday, 10:30am - 1:00pm

 

Harm Reduction Works with PARN
Daily, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Mobile HEP-C/HIV testing, info & referrals with PARN and Durham Community Health Centre
1st and 3rd Monday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

On-site wound care with Peterborough City-County Paramedics
Monday - Friday, 1:00pm

 

Housing, Bail Supervision & birth certificate applications with E-Fry
Thursdays, 10:30am - 1:00pm 

If you are interested in working with us at Trinity Community Centre, please get in touch!

Ways to Support
Volunteer

We are always happy to welcome volunteers! Some volunteer needs right now include:
- On-site laundry

- Meal preparation

- Hygiene & wound care kit assembly

Monetary Donations
Monetary donations helps us to put your money where its most needed.
Amazon Wishlist
We have an ongoing wishlist of items that we need to operate our programs. Items purchased on this list will be mailed directly to our office. 
Donations

Donations can be dropped off at the main entrance on Reid St. Please connect with staff to make arrangements.

 

​We are currently seeking donations of:
 

  • Personal care items (deodorant, soap, shampoo, body wash)

  • Menstrual supplies

  • Thin cotton/flannel "hospital-style" blankets (no bulky/heavy bedding please!)

  • Non-perishable food items (dried or canned beans, vegetables, soup, dried pasta, sauce, peanut butter, rice, noodle cups) 

  • Snacks (Granola bars, protein bars, fruit cups, oatmeal packets, juice crystals, etc.)

  • Protein & meal replacement drinks 

  • Coffee, hot chocolate, tea, coffee mate, sugar 

  • Disposable hot cups

  • Takeout containers

  • Laundry detergent

  • New underwear and socks 

FAQ

Is the drop-in replacing One Roof?

One Roof was operating out of St John the Anglican Church for the past several years, and their lease came to an end on November 30th, 2023. In an effort to continue the services provided by One Roof, the drop-in program at Trinity opened the net day, on December 1st. 

 

At this time, the Centre is not funded to provide meals. As we recognize the need for those accessing our services, we will continue to work toward developing and implementing a meal program at the drop-in. 

Is there food at the drop-in?

One of the biggest challenges to fully implementing a meal program is the lack of a commercially-certified kitchen at Trinity. This means that we are quite limited with how we can prepare food in the space. In order to meet our goal of installing a commercial kitchen by the end of the year, we will be fundraising for the costs. 

Through a partnership with Kawartha Food Share, All Saints Church, volunteers and collectives (like the Sandwich Sisters), we have been able to serve a meal every day since opening. We look forward to the possibilities once the kitchen is installed!

How does the overnight program work?

The overnight program provides low-barrier accommodations for up to 45 people, open from 8:00pm-8:00am throughout the winter months (October 1st - March 31st). This program is primarily for individuals 18+ who are unable to access the current shelter system for a variety of reasons. There is no referral process, and spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

The entrance to the program space is located on Simcoe St., across from the municipal parking lot. Program staff can be reached between 7:00pm - 9:00am by calling: 705 991-5166. 

How is the overnight program different from "Stopgap"?

The Stopgap program was an emergency response. It was put together with very little time for planning, in an effort to keep people safe. The program operated as a drop-in, and we were unable to offer some of the resources available this year, like cots, showers, and clean bedding. 

By no means is our winter response a solution to the homelessness crisis we are facing; however, the ability to offer cots, showers, laundry and committed funding over a longer term allows for real strides to be made. It also allows us to better meet the needs of community members and build a stronger system.

Where is the One City office?

The One City office has moved from 541 Water St. to Trinity Centre at 360 Reid St., and is located on the 5th floor. If you are visiting One City, making a delivery, or have an appointment, please use the main doors on Reid St. 

Questions?
Contact our Director of Outreach Services, Auden Palmer:
 a
palmer@onecityptbo.ca | 705 761-8893
Check out the 2023 report on Stop Gap, our previous winter overnight program 
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