There have been many studies showing the homeless are are the unseen in our society; the target of abuse where they are beaten up, sometimes for sport. In 2013 an ...
I don’t have many people in my life who I can talk to. At Oak Table I can get into a conversation about current events, sports, politics if I want to. If I don’t want to talk, I can be left alone. I like the volunteers at Oak Table. They listen and don’t judge. That’s important to me.
I talk to my friends here and I work on my art every Wednesday at the Art
Program. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have the Oak Table to go to.
I’m on disability. My rent takes up most of my cheque. If I didn’t have Oak Table to come to during the week, I would lose my apartment. Eating here let’s me get an apartment where I feel safe and have my privacy. I don’t think I could live in a hotel or a rooming house. The food is good and everyone is nice here.
I depend on Oak Table to get my hair cut and for shampoo and razors, toothpaste and toothbrushes. I know I can get a clean pair of socks here when I need one, and even some underwear. These are things I can’t afford to buy and if I had to, I would need to do without food.
Oak Table is the place I learned how to journal. That helped me deal with the grief and anger I felt after my wife died.
I’m not just a number here. People know my name and are interested in me. I don’t need to get out as soon as I eat. I can stay and visit with my friends.
Hours of Operation
Lunch Served Monday to Thursday
12:30 to 2:15 pm
2:15 to 3:00 pm
109 Pulford Street
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - LUMOSITY (a computer based program to increase memory, reaction time, decision making.
Wednesdays: ART DAY
Thursday - Cree Elder available
As an expression of God’s love and concern for all people, we provide hospitality, pastoral care, support, health promotion and social development activities, referral and advocacy within a safe, respectful environment.
• To welcome with respect all those who enter;
• To maintain a safe and welcoming place;
• To offer coffee, a snack and conversation, and;
• To provide information about agencies where further help is provided.
• To offer health and wellness promotion activities and information;
• To provide skills development opportunities for community members;
• To build community capacity for self-advocacy and development through activities which promote self-esteem and self-reliance;
• To provide culturally sensitive and appropriate support to persons with mental health and addictions concerns;
• To strengthen and build on relationships with community groups and local businesses, and develop partnerships to address common community goals and concerns;
• To break down barriers of race, class, and culture, which divide people and lead to prejudice and discrimination; and
• To be attentive to persons with mental or physical illness, mental or physical challenges and addictions.