Currently Looking for:

Fruit, eggs, bread, and more

Re-opening of

St. Vincent's Kitchen

Fantastic news: St. Vincent’s Kitchen re-opened on Mar. 10th! The Gate has resumed providing meal tickets to our patrons for the dinners that take place from 4-6 pm. For more information about St. Vincent's, click the button below. 


Pause on Clothing Donations

We were extremely blessed to receive numerous clothing donations over the past couple months. Our limited storage space has now reached full capacity, so we need time to sort through these items. Therefore, we have decided to temporarily PAUSE acceptance of CLOTHING donations until approximately June 2022.

COVID-19 Update:

  • We are happy to resume our usual times of service: Monday – Thursday (8am – 2pm) and Friday (8am – 1pm).
  • We continue to accept food donations. Thank you for generously supporting the needy among us.

What We Do

We are an outreach centre in Oshawa, ON for individuals experiencing homelessness. Our centre attracts people of all ages, cultures, and life situations.

Drop-In Shelter

Our centre is a safe and welcoming place for all individuals. We are a Christian organization and seek to reflect God's love to all who enter our doors.

Basic Provisions

We provide clients with the basic necessities they may be lacking, including food, water, clothing, and shelter.

Medical Services

Clients have access to several healthcare services, including basic healthcare, emergency dental care, and foot care.

Facebook Posts

2 months ago

Gate 3:16
📣 VOLUNTEERS WANTED! 📣The Gate is looking for volunteers during weekday mornings/afternoons to drive to pick up food items. This is tremendously helpful for keeping our kitchen stocked with fresh ingredients for our meals. ✅ Requirements: volunteers would be required to use their own vehicle (preferably a van or larger car, as pick-up quantities can be relatively large). 🚗 Distance: drives will not exceed a 40 km radius of Gate 3:16.🕘 Time: we appreciate any time you can offer during our open hours of Mon to Fri. (8 am – 2 pm).For more details, please contact our administration office by phone (905-432-5316 ext.104) or by email ( to discuss with Alan. Please note that the admin office is open Mon., Wed., and Thurs. (8 am – 2 pm). Thank you! 🙂 See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Hi everyone, The Gate is looking for the following food items on an ongoing basis. Recently we’ve been short on some of these items.As per usual, for donations of items not listed, please call the centre at 905-432-5316 to check with Rita or Alan about whether they are items we are currently looking for. Thank you! 🙂 See MoreSee Less
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It is the generous support from our donors that allows us to continue to serve the less fortunate in the Durham Region.