The Venerable Dr. David Anderson
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Christ's Church Cathedral will be opening a Resting and Hygiene Centre as a COVID-19 outreach ministry with an at-risk group in our community: those who are homeless or precariously housed. 

Lives are at stake. Individuals who are homeless or precariously housed would normally visit malls, coffee shops and/or the Central Library to take respite from the streets. Since the state of emergency, there is a lack of spaces open to the public for safe, physically-distanced resting, refreshments and washroom access. This puts these individuals and the wider population at greater risk of infection and serious illness.

In response, the Cathedral will be operating a Resting and Hygiene Centre which will provide a physically-distanced area, for up to ten persons at a time, for resting, use of washrooms, and providing light refreshments.

The target date for opening is May 11, 2020 during the hours of 10AM and 12N, continuing seven days a week. Volunteers and staff would arrive prior to and stay a little after the centre’s hours. The programme will be concluded at this site when local day care centres (particularly the one on site at Cathedral Place) are permitted to and ready to reopen.

All of this will take place in Myler Hall at Christ's Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N., Hamilton.

  • The centre will be managed by volunteers and staff.
  • Approximately 5-6 volunteers per day are required to assist with intake/assessment, serving, cleaning and food/beverage preparation and delivery.
  • On-site volunteers must be healthy, not subject to a pre-existing medical condition which would disqualify their direct involvement, and be between 18 and 64 years of age inclusive. Others may provide background, logistical support.
  • Training on assessment/screening, personal protective equipment, sanitizing, naloxone kit use, and health and safety will be provided.
  • Target date for training on-site staff & volunteers is May 7, 2020, 3PM to 5PM

Here's How You Can Help

We are grateful to have this opportunity to offer this vital support to our neighbours. Thank you for considering how you can make a difference in the life of street-involved and precariously house people.


If you are interested in being an on-site volunteer, please reserve the May 7 time slot for the training session in your calendar and email or call Ms. Kerry Lubrick, Centre Coordinator at or (905) 679-2818 as soon as possible to learn more and to request a volunteer information/application form.

If you are able to offer off-site, background logistical support, please connect with Mr. David Savage at or (905) 520-5173 to consult about opportunities for this kind of ministry.

Support this Good Work Financially

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And thank you for considering support of this important work.