Public Announcement

2020 May 7

Grind facilities are still closed due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The exception is the Community Kitchen.


The Community Kitchen has expanded its meal offerings to include breakfast and limited dinner options besides lunch – for take-out only. There is also a delivery option for patrons who are housebound and cannot attend in person. These additional services have been made possible by financial support from the government’s COVID-19 relief program administered by County of Renfrew Social Services. We are grateful and on behalf of those in our community in need – thank you! Check it out on the “Our Services” page.

More Good News!

After two years in the making, renovations at The Grind’s Transition House have been completed. The house, which will provide a short-term assisted independent living option to homeless men who have connected to, and are working with, health or social service agencies on a life stabilization plan, will soon be occupied on a limited basis. We are grateful for the support of generous community donors of time, product and funds. Check it out on “Our Services – Transitional Housing” page.

If you require assistance for a business-related issue, please call our Client Services Office and leave a message at the prompt. Messages will be monitored on most Tuesdays and Thursdays by an attending administrative volunteer. Sorry, but we can’t accommodate “walk-in” enquiries at this time due to the pandemic.

If you require assistance with a social issue, please call 2-1-1, Ontario’s Community and Social Services Help Line. If the issue is a medical or other emergency requiring police and/or ambulance presence, please call 9-1-1. If you need help with a mental health or addictions issue, please call the Mental Health Services’ Crisis Line at 1-866-996-0991. As well, during the period of the Community Kitchen Take-Out Lunches, volunteers in the Coffee House will be able to connect you to the Mental Health Services Crisis Team. Just let them know you need to talk to someone.

Welcome to The Grind Pembroke

We are a volunteer-driven registered charity (CRA Registration # 76353 0896 RR0001) incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario.

We serve marginalized, low- to no-income community members from through-out Renfrew County.

We are located in the heart of downtown Pembroke, Ontario, providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for the benefit of all who visit and access our services.


Explore our site to learn more about who we are and how we support those at-risk.

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