The Back Door Mission
In partnership with local agencies operating:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many services closed their doors leaving the people living unsheltered or marginally housed with limited access to supports such as washrooms, showers, food and other resources. In recognition that COVID-19 posed unique and urgent challenges for people in need of help, the Back Door Mission with the support of Simcoe Street United Church opened its available spaces to be used as a collaborative and centralized service operating as Project Mission United.
Mission United, a collaboration with CMHA Durham Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic, Durham Mental Health Services, Region of Durham Health Department, Housing Services Division and Social Services Department (PCOP), Lakeridge Health, AIDS Committee of Durham Region, Carea Community Health Centre, John Howard Society, CDN Protection, and a growing list of community partners provide the following services on Monday-Friday 10am-3pm:
- Multi-service navigation and assistance
- Medical clinic (Doctor and Nurse Practitioner)
- Crisis and mental health supports
- Rest centre
- Harm reduction and supplies
- Withdrawal management
The Back Door Mission continues with its core offerings such as meals, washrooms, clothing and food pantry items and is now open 7 days a week. See hours for services below.
Donation drop-off: please call in advance for all donation deliveries. You can drop your donations off between the hours of 10am-3pm.
MISSION UNITED SERVICES
Medical Clinic, Crisis Management, Withdrawal Management, Harm Reduction and Supplies, and Rest Area
Monday - Friday:
10:00am - 3:00pm