How to Give a Donation

You can donate by cash or cheque at our location in downtown Pembroke

Make Cheque payable to The Grind Pembroke.
We are located at 122 Pembroke St W, Pembroke, ON K8A 5M8.
For more information call Are Client Services Office at (613) 732-9423.

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Who We Are


The Grind Pembroke, in the heart of downtown, welcomes you to their newly renovated facility at 122 Pembroke Street West. We strive to be agents of change in our community through our coffee house, emergency shelter, and youth programs that run throughout the year. We are a non-profit, inter-denominational organization that demonstrates the love of Jesus “one cup, one smile, and one bed at a time”. We are more than coffee — we are community.

The Grind Outreach Pembroke

The Grind Coffee House

The Grind Coffee House is a trendy coffee shop that offers hot beverages, desserts, and a sense of community in downtown Pembroke. It is run by a committed team of volunteers and operates on a by-donation policy. It strives to provide individuals with hope and skills for life change through various programs throughout the week. Our volunteers build trust, identify needs, and connect those who request help with community health and social service resources.

Coffee House:

Monday – Friday 10am until 2pm
Free Community Dinner, on Saturdays twice monthly Open Mic Night, every Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Fall & Winter months only)
Inter-Denominational Church Service, Sunday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. “Breaking Free” Bible Study, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Men’s Breakfast & Fellowship, 8:00 a.m., Saturday, once monthly Women’s Night & Fellowship (to be scheduled)

Youth Programs

Downloads: Into The Wild Application

While The Grind began its life offering a full program of activities for at-risk youth, most of these programs are now operated by the Salvation Army Pembroke. However, the Grind Pembroke still sponsors the following activities in partnership with youth-focussed agencies and organizations:

In-Door Skate Park, above Giant Tiger, 2nd Floor (separate entrance off of Prince Street). Saturdays, November to March. Check out our website/Facebook for details.

March Break Camp, a week of fun and learning activities for children aged 12-15 years. Check out our website / Facebook for details.

Into the Wild Youth Adventures  – operated by Dave Pivato (retired military medic) and James Sails (active military member), April to September, one overnight activity and one single day activity per month for at- risk male youth who lack male role models. The program provides opportunities for such youth to explore outdoor activities (canoeing, fishing, hiking & camping), to learn new skills, to develop confidence through mentoring and to develop positive relationships. Check out our website/Facebook for details.

The Grind Refuge Homeless Shelter

We provide temporary accommodations for male and female adults, 18 years and older, for a maximum of four days, seven days per week. Clients are either referred by community agencies or they can self-identify with Coffee House volunteers.

The Refuge features:

Three bedrooms
Separate lavatory, shower, and laundry rooms
Fully equipped kitchenette/dining area and lounge
Casual use of the shower/laundry facilities during weekdays for homeless adults who choose not to seek accommodations.

 Transitional Housing

What happens to our homeless clients after their maximum four-day stay? This is an issue we now face and on which we are beginning to work with other agencies to address. Recognizing the urgent, on-going need for safe, affordable housing for the homeless while they stabilize their lives, we are looking at ways to incorporate transitional housing into our service mix. If you can help, we welcome the support.

Client Services Office

The Grind Pembroke opened a Client Services Office (126 Pembroke Street West) in the early summer of 2017. The Office is located adjacent to the Grind Coffee House Outreach.

The Client Service Office has many duties including:

managing the Emergency Refuge and all services for homeless clients and other clients

arranging programs, activities and information sessions for clients

provide interested Coffee House clientele and clients of the Emergency Refuge who are not already clients of community health and social agencies, with a basic assessment of their needs, and based on the identified needs, direction to the appropriate agency for assistance, e.g.counselling, case management etc.

provides community agencies with a free, confidential counselling space if they prefer to see their clients in a central downtown Pembroke location. Two small counselling rooms are available for this purpose. The Client Services Office also serves as the administrative hub for The Grind Pembroke. For example, the Facility Administrator, who is responsible for the operation of the Coffee House, will work from this Office.

Download Volunteer Application Form

We are funded by community organizations, fundraisers, and donations. Please email us if you’d like to make a donation or download the volunteer application form if you’d like to volunteer.

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Easter is a time to gather together as family to sing, to laugh, to pray, and of course, to rejoice! As you know March 31, 2018 is the night before Easter, so we hope you and your family will join us as we celebrate our risen Saviour, Jesus Christ, with a meal and an event worthy of the occasion!

Dinner starts at 5 PM and Gate47 will be providing the worship music throughout the evening. An interactive video will prepare us all for a short message to be delivered by Pastor John Vaudry. Who knows…you might even win one of our door prizes! We hope to see you there!
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Easter Dinner & Event

March 31, 2018, 5:00pm - March 31, 2018, 7:30pm

Easter is a time to gather together as family to sing, to laugh, to pray, and of course, to rejoice! As you know March 31, 2018 is the night before Easter, so we hope you and your family will join us...

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On Sunday February 18, we will continue with our study of the Gospel of Mark as part of the Christianity Explored series. This week we will be exploring the concept of sin and what Jesus had to teach us about it. The doors will open at 6 PM for fellowship and light refreshments, with worship music starting around 6:30, and finally the study. All are welcome, so if you are keen to hear what Jesus had to teach about sin, we'd love to see you come out! ... See MoreSee Less

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There's still time to create a team, or join an already existing team for the Coldest Night of the Year walk to raise awareness of homelessness in our communities! Stop by the Grind Coffee House or visit for more information, to donate, or to join a team. ... See MoreSee Less

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