The Club Drop in Centre

The Club is the only service of it’s kind for people in Charlottetown. A program of the Boys & Girls Club of Charlottetown, it is a drop-in centre open to people in our community who are in need of support services. Individuals who use our programs may include those who are unemployed or underemployed, receiving social assistance, looking for housing, university/college students, individuals in need of a safe and/or substance free environment, or those simply needing a supportive listener or positive social interaction with other youth. The Club is staffed by two Youth Workers who are available during Club operating hours, Monday-Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm and Wednesdays 5:30pm-8:30pm. On any given day, the individuals who visit The Club can be found helping to prepare hot meals, doing their laundry, using the computer to work on their resume or look for employment/housing, having a shower, studying, playing basketball in the gym, or chatting with staff and other youth.

Centre Services:

The Club is a free informal drop in centre open to anyone who may find themselves to be financially strapped, in need of assistance with upgrading resumes or searching for employment, transient, homeless, or who are generally feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. The Centre offers: - hot meals made in a fully equipped kitchen - shower and laundry facilities - job search and resume writing assistance -  access to supportive youth workers - referrals for other services - lounge room with a movie and book library and video game systems - gym and games room equipped with sports equipment and board games for recreational purposes - computer access  

Hours & Location:

Time: Monday to Thursday, 10:00am - 2:00pm and Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:30pm Place: 35 Saint Peter's Road, Charlottetown (entrance at rear just ring the doorbell) All services are free of charge, for more infomation call: (902) 892-2223 (day) or (902) 894-5884 (evening) OR email: theclub@bgcharlottetown.com

Check out These Guardian Stories About The Centre:

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen when I go into the Centre?
When you arrive at the Centre, please walk to the back door and knock loudly. A youth worker will greet you and escort you in. It is a drop in Centre but each new client will complete an intake with a youth worker. After this process you may participate in making a group meal should you be hungry, may use laundry or shower facilities or may just relax in the recreation room. You will be responsible for cleaning any messes you make and assisting with dishwashing and kitchen cleaning after the group meal. You may also take some hygiene supplies if needed, but we do not offer any food “to go”.
Can I access the Centre when I am intoxicated/am using drugs or alcohol?
No. To ensure the safety of clients and staff, and ensure that a respectful and supportive atmosphere is maintained – under no circumstances will individuals be permitted to enter when using drugs or alcohol. We are happy to assist you in your recovery process should you be struggling with addiction and desire assistance and a supportive environment in the evenings when you are sober.
I'm not homeless but sometimes I struggle to afford meals, can I come to the Centre?
Yes. You are welcome to come participate in the group meal. Our youth workers can also assist you with budgeting or searching for lower cost accommodations in order to support you moving forward positively.
I am frustrated with my situation at home and feel stressed out, is the Centre right for me?
Yes. The staff at the Centre can provide support and refer you to other services if necessary. It is a safe place to relax in the evenings without the “stress” of situations you may worry about at home.