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Trinity Community Centre

One City and its programs will be re-locating to our new space at 360 Reid Street, named Trinity Community Centre (formerly the Trinity United Church). 

The Trinity Community Centre will provide 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 servi
ce agreement with the City of Peterborough. 

The Trinity Community Centre operates as a low-barrier, harm-reduction site. There is no referral process to access either program, which both operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Program staff will work to support those who are unable to access services (due to capacity limits, temporary restrictions, etc.) through collaboration with other One City programs and community partners. The overnight program is intended primarily for individuals who are unhoused, 18+ years of age, and 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.

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.

 

Stay tuned for news and updates, including announcements about the program launch dates!

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Location:

360 Reid Street, Peterborough, ON, K9H 7GB

Closest City Transit Stop: 

Stop #: 1137
Location: Simcoe at Rubidge

Overnight Program:

The overnight program at the Centre provides low-barrier overnight accommodations for up to 45 individuals experiencing homelessness,
who are unable or unwilling to utilize the emergency shelter services in the City of Peterborough. The program operates for 6 months throughout the winter from 8:00pm to 8:00am, 7 days a week.

This program is open as of November 28th, 2023.

Day-Time Drop-in Program:

The drop-in program provides a daytime space for individuals to access resources, community connection and systems navigation support. The drop-in program operates year round from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, 365 days a year. During extreme weather events, the program
operates for extended hours to provide respite from the elements.

This program opens December 1st, 2023.

News and Updates
Ways to Support
There are many ways you can help support our work at the Trinity Communtiy Centre. 
This page will be updated regularly with new opportunities and areas of need that arise. 
Volunteers

- Laundry (on-site) 

- Meal preparation

- Hygiene kit assembly

If interested, please contact Auden Palmer (apalmer@onecityptbo.ca) for more information.

Items to Donate
Items can be dropped off at 360 Reid Street. Please contact the Outreach Team (705 - 772 - 9291) to arrange the drop-off of items. 
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. 
  • TV and DVD player

  • 2 Microwaves

  • 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 

  • Large coffee urns

  • Disposable hot cups

  • Takeout containers

  • Laundry detergent

  • Menstrual products

  • Oral hygiene supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss)

  • Games, puzzles, colouring books and supplies

  • New underwear and socks 

FAQ

Is One Roof closing? 

One Roof has been operating out of St John Aglican Church for the past several years, and their lease is coming to an end. Trinity Community Centre is being renovated so that the daytime drop-in program can operate there by One City. All efforts will be made to guarantee a continuity of services between the two programs. 

 

At this time, the program at Trinity is not funded to provide a full meal each day. We recognize the need for food security is a priority, and will continue working to find a way to meet that need within this program. 

What services will be offered? 

We are currently connecting with community partners to establish what services may be offered at the centre. Our goal is for people who are accessing supports to have a variety of services available to them from many community partners. 

In addition One City's existing programs that will be offered in this space, we are hopeful to have a variety of services and organizations involved, such as income support, legal support, connections to housing and more.

If you are an organization or offer any services such as those listed above and would like to partner with us, please click the button below to contact our Director of Outreach Services, Auden Palmer.

When will the programs open?

The Overnight Program is open as of November 28th, 2023. 

The Day-Time Program will be open as of December 1st, 2023.

How do the Overnight Accommodations work?

The Overnight Program will provide a low-barrier accommodation for a capacity of 45 people, open from 8:00pm-8:00am throughout the winter months.

 

This program is primarily for people 18+ who are unable to access the current shelter system for a number of reasons. 

 

If someone is in need of this service, they would show up at the main entrance at opening. Due to capacity limits, we are only able to take the first 45 people in line per night. 

 

Note, there is no referral process to access this program. 

Is the One City office moving?

Yes, One City will be relocating from 541 Water Street to the Trinity Community Centre. All programs that are currently operating out of our office will now be operational out of there once we move. 

How is the Overnight Program different than our Stop Gap program last year?

Stop Gap was an emergency response thrown together quickly to save lives last winter. It was a drop-in centre, so we were unable to offer cots for sleeping or showers. 

By no means is our winter response an answer 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.

Questions?
Contact our Director of Outreach Services, Auden Palmer:
 
Apalmer@onecityptbo.ca
Check out the 2023 report on Stop Gap, our previous winter overnight program 
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