Centre 507 is an adult drop-in centre that is open to all who seek a safe, friendly and supportive environment. Serving Ottawa’s disadvantaged since 1983, the centre is at 507 Bank Street near the corner of Argyle. Many Centre 507 participants face a combination of economic and social disadvantages. Homelessness, unstable housing, mental illness, addiction, health concerns, poverty, employment and loneliness are among their challenges. We help our participants address these challenges.

Centre Hours: Mon-Thur 12:003:30 pm;
Fri 9:00 AM3:30 pm
Mon, Wed, Thu evenings 5:308:45 pm;
Sun 1:003:45 pm

NEWS

Artistic Expressions Studio — Art Exhibit
Nov. 13 and 14: 7-9pm, Nov. 16: 1-3pm

Support artists in our community living with a variety of serious challenges. Free admission.

Featuring:

  • Centretown Brass Quintet (Nov.13)
  • Pianist William Blais (Nov. 14)
  • Panel discussion — Living the dream: a healthy society for all (Nov. 16)

Free parking at Glashan Public School, 28 Arlington Ave.

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FUNDING & OPERATIONS:

We are funded by private donations , the City of Ottawa, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada and the United Church of Canada. We also benefit from the generosity of our volunteers.

Help people in need in your community this holiday season. Please donate now using our secure online donation.

Centre 507 is run by a manager and support workers. Volunteers provide specific services, such as haircuts, computer skills and help with special events like holiday dinners. The board of directors is also made up of volunteers.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • Financial support. Financial contributions from individuals and groups are key to our mission.
  • Practical Items. We always need practical items such as clothing and hygiene supplies.
  • Volunteer. You can also help us achieve our goals by volunteering. Join our board of directors, help with special events, become a friendly visitor or share talents in areas like crafting, music and computers.

PARTICIPANT PROFILES:

Centre 507 participants may be disadvantaged economically or socially. But despite these challenges, many participants are taking steps to improve their lives.
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