Many participants establish deep relationships with Centre 507 and its staff. Almost half of the participants will make the centre part of their lives for more than two years while they work to improve their situations. More than half of participants will visit the centre two or three times a week. Some participants form multi-year, even multi-decade relationships with the centre.

Who we serve

  • 9 out of 10 participants are male
  • 1 and 4 are between 39 and 45 years old
  • 8 out of 10 are between 25 and 59 years old

Where participants live

  • About 7 out of 10 live in rooming houses, subsidized housing, shelters, outdoors, shared accommodation or the YMCA
  • Two thirds live in Centretown

Participants’ favourite support and services

  • food, snacks and coffee
  • toiletries
  • clothing
  • activities like crafts and board games, sports, YMCA
  • employment opportunities
  • support to help with substance abuse, anger management and self-esteem