Start Me Up Niagara

Site: Start Me Up Niagara

Service: Outreach/Drop-in Centre

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-984-5310
Fax 905-984-8949
Primary Contact Susan Venditti, Executive Director; Phone: 905-984-5310 ext 502
Alternate Contact Kim Penwarden, Program Assistant; Phone: 905-985-5310 ext 514; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Tony Venditti, Outreach Centre Co ordinator; Phone: 905-984-5310 ext 503; Email:
Primary Executive Robert S Hillier, Board Chair; Email:
Alternate Executive Maurice Prindiville, Vice Chair; Email:
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) Drop-in centre for community members facing significant life challenges including addiction, mental illness, poverty, homelessness and unemployment.  
* Open daily, refreshments, access to staff, phones, restrooms 
* Hot lunches at no charge on weekends and holidays . 
* Housing assistance 
* ODSP Employment Services 
* Nursing services Tuesday's, Thursday's 
* Healthy Kitchen - courses, cooking and serving 
* Green Garden 
* Arts and recreational activities 
* Assistance with applications and other paperwork 
* Mail services 
* Connections to other community services 
* Information about Start Me Up activities, housing and employment programs
Hours Main Office Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
SMUN Centre Mon, Tue,Thu, Fri 9 am-4 pm * Wed 9 am- 2 pm * Sat, Sun 11:15 am-1:15 pm * Stat holidays 9 am-2 pm 
AA Meetings Mon 8 pm 
Nursing Services Tue 9:30 am-11:30 am, Thu 12:30 pm-3 pm 
Mental Health Worker by appointment on Wed 10 am-12 noon 
Community Lunch Sat, Sun, Statutory holidays 11:15 am-1 pm
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit
Languages English ; French - Interpretation
Fees None
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1999
Funding Project funding, donations, fundraising  
Trillium, United Way, Niagara Prosperity Initiative, NR, CSSS
Elections Annual at AGM
Service Categories Certificates/Forms Assistance ; Community Gardening ; Cooking Classes ; Drop In Centres ; Homeless Meals ; Housing Search and Information ; Public Health Nursing ; Specialized Information and Referral ; Temporary Mailing Address
Resources Street News
Events Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser: Saturday, February 20 Market Square 5 pm  
Harvest Festival: First Saturday in October Westminster United Church 11- 3 
Pasta Suppers Third Wednesday of every month 5-7 pm $ 10 at door 
Open Microphone, Community Chat. See Facebook for schedules 
Art Me Up at Niagara Artist Centre opens Feb 4 

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