Start Me Up Niagara

Site: St Catharines - Gale Cres

Service: Outreach/Drop-in Centre

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-984-5310
Toll Free Phone 1-800-792-7157
Fax 905-984-8949
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Susan Venditti, Executive Director; Phone: 905-984-5310 ext 103; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Tony Venditti, Outreach Centre Co ordinator; Phone: 905-984-5310 ext 302; Fax: 905-984-8949; Email:
Primary Executive Robert Tanouye, Board Chair
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
17 Gale Cres E
St Catharines, ON L2R 3K8
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Intersection Geneva St and Gale Cres
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) For those facing significant life challenges including addiction, mental illness, poverty, homelessness and unemployment. Open daily, refreshments, access to support staff, phones, restrooms, healthcare, assistance with paperwork, taxes, mail, links to community services, recreational activities. Art Me Uprising studio, Lunch weekends and stat holidays.
Hours Main Office Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm * Closed Wed at 2 pm 
Outreach Centre, Housing Support Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9 am-4 pm * Wed 9 am-2 pm * Sat, Sun 11:15 am-1 pm * Stat holidays 9 am-2 pm 
AA Meetings Mon 8 pm  
Men's Group Tue 6:30 pm  
Nursing Services Tue 9:45 am-12 noon, Thu 12:30 pm-3 pm 
Substance reduction. Info and support Mon 9 am-4 pm, Tue 9 am-11:30 am, Thu 12:30 pm-3 pm 
Mental Health Support Tue 9 am-12 noon, Wed 9 am-2 pm, Thu 12:30 pm-4 pm 
Street Works Harm Reduction Thu 9 am-11 am 
Community Lunch Sat-Sun, Statutory holidays 11:15 am-1 pm
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Application Call or visit
Languages English ; French - Reception, Interpretation, Programs ; Arabic - Interpretation ; Italian - Interpretation
Fees None
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1999
Funding Project funding, CSSS, OTF, NR, Uway, donations, fundraising
Elections Annual at AGM
Meetings Bi Monthly
Service Categories Certificates/Forms Assistance ; Community Gardens ; Community Meals ; Cooking Classes ; Drop In Centres for People at Risk ; Housing Search Assistance ; Public Health Nursing ; Telephone Facilities ; Temporary Mailing Address
Print Material Street News
Events Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser: Saturday, February 23, 2019 5 pm Market Square St Catharines 
Pasta Suppers Third Wednesday of Oct, Nov, Feb,Mar, Apr May, 5-7 pm $ 10 at door 17 Gale 
Christmas Craft Sale Dec 1 203 Church St.

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