The first time someone wanders into Centre 507, it’s usually because they are hungry. Tasty and nutritious food brings them back.
When they return, they see some of the same faces. And they wind up chatting a bit with someone at their table. Over time, they know more faces and find some things in common with those around them. People greet them by name. It feels good. One day, someone invites them to join a group going to a hockey game or even the art gallery. “Paintings? Me? Well, why not?”
Centre 507 starts with a cup of coffee or a bowl of soup. It becomes friendship and community. And it leads many to a better, more resilient place in their lives.